Verlander, Tigers move on to ALCS
OAKLAND, Calif. — Right-hander Justin Verlander pitched eight shutout innings and Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run as the Detroit Tigers clinched the American League Division Series with a 3-0 victory Thursday night over the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 at the O.co Coliseum.
The Tigers advanced to the AL Championship Series for the third straight year and will face the Boston Red Sox. Game 1 is Saturday night at Fenway Park.
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