It's a tough night to be a Yankees fan. The Detroit Tigers thumped the Yanks 8-1 tonight to sweep the ALCS and advance to the World Series. How bad was it?
- The Yankees not only failed to win a game, they never even led one, points out the New York Times.
- "Mowed Down in Motown," says the headline in the New York Post, which notes that this is the first postseason sweep of the Yankees since 1976.
- "Motown and Out!" says the Daily News, whose story pronounces the sweep "embarrassing."
- Maybe worse than the hometown abuse is Tom Gage's line in the Detroit News that the Tigers "stepped over the pebble-sized obstacle the Yankees proved to be."
The Tigers will face the winner of the Giants-Cardinals series, and Bleacher Report has plenty more on that series as well the Tigers-Yankees here