2012 MLB Playoffs: Detroit sweeps, Cardinals go up 3-1

Jonathan Daniel

Cardinals and Giants play Game 5 on Friday night.

Thursday night was a busy evening for Major League baseball.

The Detroit Tigers finished off their sweep of the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series with a dominant 8-1 win, and the St. Louis Cardinals went up 3-1 on the San Francisco Giants with a 8-3 victory.

The Tigers, who won their series against the Yankees by a combined run margin of 19-6, can now sit back and wait to see who their opponent will be in this year's World Series as the Cardinals and Giants finish their series. St. Louis and San Francisco get back in action Friday night with an 8:30 ET first pitch from Busch Stadium. The game will be televised by FOX.

Former Arizona Diamondback mangers Buck Showalter (Baltimore Orioles) and Bob Melvin (Oakland Athletics), as well as former players Stephen Drew (Oakland), Joe Saunders (Baltimore) and Mark Reynolds (Baltimore), were eliminated during the American League Division Series.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.