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Baseball: Tigers, Mets Advance in Playoffs


The Detroit Tigers and New York Mets are in Major League Baseball's semi-final series after posting impressive wins Saturday.

The Tigers surprised the legendary New York Yankees, taking the best-of-five American League division series in four games with an 8-3 win.

Detroit pitcher Jeremy Bonderman dominated the powerful Yankee bats, not allowing a base runner until the sixth inning.

Tiger players and their fans erupted in celebration after the final out in Detroit, clinching the series just three seasons after losing a league record 119 games.

The Tigers visit the Oakland Athletics Tuesday in the first game of the best-of-seven American League Championship Series.

The New York Mets completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 9-5 victory.

The Mets will face either the San Diego Padres or St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series.

The Padres avoided elimination Saturday by defeating the Cardinals, 3-1.

St. Louis still leads the division series two games to one, looking to advance when the Cardinals host the Padres Sunday.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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