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Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants head to MLB championship series

12th October 2012

Justin Verlander’s Detroit Tigers and Buster Posey’s San Francisco Giants eliminated the Oakland A’s and the Cincinatti Reds to reach ALCS and NLCS

The Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants secured their places in the MLB championship series beating the Oakland Athletics and the Cincinatti Reds in Game Fives.

The Yankees, Orioles, Cardinals and Nationals all face Game Five deciders on Friday.

A Buster Posey grand slam led the San Francisco Giants to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds to advance to the NLCS. The Reds took the first two games of the series in San Francisco before losing all three at home. The Giants will now face either the Nationals or the Cardinals.

Justin Verlander threw his first career postseason shutout as the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 6-0. Verlander had an MLB record 22 strikeouts in the ALDS. The Tigers move on to the ALCS to face either the Orioles or the Yankees. Billy Beane is still trying to win the last game of the season.

New York and Baltimore will have their own Game 5 after the Orioles ground out a 13-inning 2-1 victory over the Yankees in NY. The ALDS series is tied 2-2.

Washington and St Louis will also have a Game 5 after the Nationals beat the Cardinals 2-1. The NLDS series is 2-2.


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