The Tigers jumped out to an early lead in Game Four and didn't look back, as Detroit advanced to the 2012 World Series following a series sweep of the New York Yankees on Thursday, 8-1.

It's the first trip to the World Series for Detroit since 2006. The Tigers have not won a title since 1984, and have won four World Series titles in the club's 108-year history.

Yankees starter CC Sabathia, who has been reliable in the postseason, conceded 11 hits and five earned runs in three and two-third innings. In the fourth inning, the left-hander surrendered a towering two-run blast to slugger Miguel Cabrera and would give up another two-run homer to shortstop Jhonny Peralta.

Detroit starter Max Scherzer cruised for the first five innings. The Tigers right-hander struck out 10 batters, but allowed a triple to Eduardo Nunez and a double to Nick Swisher, before finishing his outing with one earned run in five and two-third innings.

Former Yankee Austin Jackson hit a solo shot in the seventh inning as the Tigers extended their lead, and Peralta would add another solo shot in the eight to excite the home fans.

For the Yankees, it was a series of enigmatic hitting. New York managed just six runs in the series, and numerous players failed to reach expectations, which include Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, and Russell Martin.

The Tigers will play the winner of the St. Louis Cardinals - San Francisco Giants series. The Cardinals lead the National League Championship Series, 2-1.