Just when you thought the Yankees couldn’t get any worse, their postseason of disappointment came to a quiet end this afternoon when they were held to two hits in a 8-1 elimination loss to the Tigers in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. The Yankees were swept, undone by an offense that never found its stride and left serious questions about what to do going forward. Eduardo Nunez’s leadoff triple in the sixth inning broke up Max Scherzer’s no-hitter, and Nick Swisher doubled in the Yankees only run, but it wasn’t nearly enough. The pitching staff that had been the Yankees only bright spot left them in a massive hole, undone by — of all people — ace CC Sabathia, who allowed 11 hits through 3.2 innings. Sloppy defense hurt him early, but the biggest blows were a pair of two-run homers in the fourth, one by Miguel Cabrera and the other by Jhonny Peralta. Austin Jackson and Peralta added a solo home runs off the bullpen, making this only the second time this postseason that the Yankees allowed more than three runs in a game. The Tigers eight runs were two more than the Yankees scored in the entire four-game series.
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