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Detroit Tigers advance to World Series
Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers became the first MLB player since 1967 to win the league's triple crown: The crown goes to the player who leads the league in batting average, runs batted in, and home runs.
Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers became the first MLB player since 1967 to win the league's triple crown: The crown goes to the player who leads the league in batting average, runs batted in, and home runs.
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he Detroit Tigers won a spot in Major League Baseball's World Series by beating the New York Yankees 8-1 Thursday to complete a four-game sweep of the AL championship series. Miguel Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta hit two-run homers in the fourth inning to seal the Yankees' fate. It was the first time the storied New York team had been swept in a postseason series in 32 years.

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