Jhonny Peralta homered twice, and the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees, 8-1, at Comerica Park on Thursday to sweep the American League Championship Series and advance to the World Series for the first time since 2006.
New York Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter was helped off the field after fracturing his left ankle in the top of 12th inning of his team's 6-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers in Saturday's Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium.
After each team defeated upstart opponents in the division series, the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers advanced to the best-of-seven American League Championship Series. Game 1 is set for Saturday night, as Detroit's Doug Fister opposes New York's Andy Pettitte at Yankee Stadium. Here's a preview of the 2012 ALCS:
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