Arlington, TX – The Detroit Tigers' arms once again dominated the New York Yankees' bats in finishing off a four-game sweep of a one-sided American League Championship Series with an 8-1 victory Thursday at Comerica Park, sending the franchise into the World Series for the first time since 2006. Max Scherzer didn't give up a hit until the sixth inning and combined with three relievers on a two-hitter as Detroit became the first team to sweep a postseason set from the Yankees since the Kansas City Royals took all three meetings with the Bronx Bombers in the 1980 ALCS. Scherzer (1-0) yielded one run and just two hits while racking up 10 strikeouts over the first 5 1/3 innings. As for the Yankees, not even another lineup shakeup by manager Joe Girardi prevented the AL's top seed from ending its recurring offensive woes. The New York skipper benched star third baseman Alex Rodriguez for a second straight game and also held out slumping slugger Curtis Granderson, but the revised order still mustered just a triple from Eduardo Nunez and an RBI double out of Nick Swisher, both of which came in the sixth inning. Detroit, on the other hand, wasn't affected by having to wait an extra day to clinch after heavy rain postponed Game 4 from its originally-scheduled start time. The Tigers pounded out 16 hits and teed off on New York ace CC Sabathia, with Jhonny Peralta slugging a pair of homers and knocking in three runs and AL Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera and Austin Jackson also going deep in the rout. Seven Tiger regulars collected two or more hits, with Andy Dirks going 3-for-5 and Delmon Young finishing 2- for-4 with an RBI single en route to being named ALCS Most Valuable Player. Sabathia (2-1), who pitched into the ninth inning while tossing two gems in the Yankees' ousting of Baltimore in the ALDS, lasted only 3 2/3 frames and was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- and 11 hits. The Tigers will now face either St. Louis, which downed Detroit in five games in the 2006 World Series, or San Francisco in this year's Fall Classic, with Game 1 to take place next Wednesday in the National League representative's home park.