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Robinson Cano strikes out swing in the first inning of Game 4 of the ALCS as Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird reaches for the ball. (Oct. 18, 2012)

ALCS Game 4: Yankees-Tigers

The Yankees were swept by the Tigers as they fell, 8-1, in Game 4 of the ALCS on Thursday.

Nick Swisher strikes out in the third inning
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Nick Swisher strikes out in the third inning of Game 4 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Eduardo Nunez runs toward home plate as he
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Eduardo Nunez runs toward home plate as he scores on an RBI double by Nick Swisher in the top of the sixth inning of Game 4 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. (Oct. 18, 2012)

CC Sabathia looks on in the dugout after
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CC Sabathia looks on in the dugout after he was taken out of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning of Game 4 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. (Oct. 18, 2012)

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Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, right, and
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Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, right, and first baseman Prince Fielder celebrate after Cabrera's two-run home run in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the ALCS against the Yankees. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Joe Girardi watches in the fifth inning during
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Joe Girardi watches in the fifth inning during Game 4 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. (Oct. 18, 2012)

A Detroit Tigers fan holds up a sign
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A Detroit Tigers fan holds up a sign in the fifth inning during Game 4 of the ALCS against the Yankees. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Eduardo Nunez cannot make a play on a
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Eduardo Nunez cannot make a play on a ball hit by Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera in the fifth inning during Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

CC Sabathia is taken out of the game
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CC Sabathia is taken out of the game by Joe GIrardi in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Oct. 18, 2012)

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Paws, the mascot for the Detroit Tigers, waves
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Paws, the mascot for the Detroit Tigers, waves a flag as he stands on the Tigers' dugout during Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez looks on from the dugout during
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Alex Rodriguez looks on from the dugout during Game 4 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. (Oct. 18, 2012)

From left, Eduardo Nunez and Alex Rodriguez look
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From left, Eduardo Nunez and Alex Rodriguez look on from the dugout during Game 4 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera watches his
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Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera watches his two-run home run leave the park in the bottom of the fourth inning of Game 4 of the ALCS against the Yankees. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Raul Ibanez reacts after striking out in the
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Raul Ibanez reacts after striking out in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. (Oct. 18, 2012)

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Detroit Tigers right fielder Avisail Garcia hits an
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Detroit Tigers right fielder Avisail Garcia hits an RBI single past CC Sabathia in the third inning of Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder is congratulated
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Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder is congratulated by Gerald Laird after scoring on a hit by Andy Dirks in the third inning of Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Mark Teixeira can't field the ball hit by
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Mark Teixeira can't field the ball hit by Detroit Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks in the third inning of Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Eduardo Nunez steals second base in front of
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Eduardo Nunez steals second base in front of the tag by Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta in the third inning of Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Brett Gardner slides head-first into first base but
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Brett Gardner slides head-first into first base but can't beat the it out as Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder gets the putout in the third inning of Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

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Detroit Tigers designated hitter Delmon Young drives in
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Detroit Tigers designated hitter Delmon Young drives in a run on a single in the first inning of Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

CC Sabathia wipes his face as he stands
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CC Sabathia wipes his face as he stands on the mound in the first inning of Game 4 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Robinson Cano reacts after striking out in the
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Robinson Cano reacts after striking out in the first inning during Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Robinson Cano argues with home plate umpire Jeff
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Robinson Cano argues with home plate umpire Jeff Nelson after striking out in the first inning of Game 4 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer delivers a pitch
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Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer delivers a pitch in the first inning of Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

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Detroit Tigers second baseman Omar Infante celebrates with
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Detroit Tigers second baseman Omar Infante celebrates with teammates after scoring on a RBI single hit by Delmon Young in the first inning of Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Nick Swisher reacts after striking out in the
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Nick Swisher reacts after striking out in the first inning of Game 4 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. (Oct. 18, 2012)

CC Sabathia delivers a pitch during Game 4
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CC Sabathia delivers a pitch during Game 4 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Robinson Cano strikes out swing in the first
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Robinson Cano strikes out swing in the first inning of Game 4 of the ALCS as Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird reaches for the ball. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Curtis Granderson walks out for batting practice before
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Curtis Granderson walks out for batting practice before Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

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Alex Rodriguez stretches before Game 4 of the
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Alex Rodriguez stretches before Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez stretches before Game 4 of the
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Alex Rodriguez stretches before Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez prepares for Game 4 of the
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Alex Rodriguez prepares for Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Mark Teixeira runs out to the field for
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Mark Teixeira runs out to the field for practice before Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Nick Swisher responds to a question from the
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Nick Swisher responds to a question from the media before Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

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Miguel Cabrera walks off the field following practice
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Miguel Cabrera walks off the field following practice before Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Curtis Granderson listens to a question from the
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Curtis Granderson listens to a question from the media before Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez warms up before Game 4 of
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Alex Rodriguez warms up before Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi listens to
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi listens to a question during a press conference before Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Miguel Cabrera gestures during warm-ups before Game 4
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Miguel Cabrera gestures during warm-ups before Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

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Tiger fan Michael Brannon of Holley, MI roaring
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Tiger fan Michael Brannon of Holley, MI roaring like a tiger after Game 4 of the ALCS was called at Comerica Park because of the threat of heavy rain. (Oct. 17, 2012)

Detroit Tigers fans wait to leave after Game
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Detroit Tigers fans wait to leave after Game 4 of the ALCS was postponed. (Oct. 17, 2012)

The grounds crew sweeps water from the field
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The grounds crew sweeps water from the field before Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Mark Teixeira looks on during batting practice against
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Mark Teixeira looks on during batting practice against the Detroit Tigers before Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 17, 2012)

Reggie Jackson looks on during batting practice prior
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Reggie Jackson looks on during batting practice prior to Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 17, 2012)

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Raul Ibanez wipes his face following batting practice
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Raul Ibanez wipes his face following batting practice before Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers. (Oct. 17, 2012)

Ichiro Suzuki warms up for batting practice before
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Ichiro Suzuki warms up for batting practice before Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 17, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez fields balls before Game 4 of
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Alex Rodriguez fields balls before Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 17, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez warms up before batting practice before
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Alex Rodriguez warms up before batting practice before Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 17, 2012)

Manager Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers hits
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Manager Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers hits ground balls during fielding practice before Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 17, 2012)

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Alex Rodriguez listens to a question from the
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Alex Rodriguez listens to a question from the media before Game 4 of the ALCS. (Oct. 17, 2012)

Fans arrive at Comerica Park for Game 4
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Fans arrive at Comerica Park for Game 4 of the ALCS between the Detroit Tigers and Yankees. (Oct. 17, 2012)

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