DETROIT (AP) Delmon Young has helped the Detroit Tigers move one step closer toward a sweep and their first trip to the World Series since 2006.
Young hit a two-out RBI single in the first inning, Avisail Garcia drove in a run in the third and Max Scherzer pitched hitless ball to give Detroit a 2-0 lead over the New York Yankees through three innings Thursday in Game 4 of the AL championship series.
Young is the only player in baseball history to have game-winning RBIs in three straight games of a postseason series, according to STATS LLC.
Alex Rodriguez was benched for the third time in the postseason and Curtis Granderson joined him.
If New York avoids elimination, Game 5 would start at 4:07 p.m. Friday in Detroit.