Delmon Young extends Tigers' postseason home run record

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Delmon Young's fourth inning home run extended his franchise postseason home run record to seven

Delmon Young homered to lead off the fourth inning in the Detroit Tigers' Tuesday night victory over the New York Yankees to bring his postseason home run total to seven, a franchise record.

Young has two home runs and seven RBI this postseason for Detroit, who now finds itself on the brink of a World Series berth. Both home runs and five of Young's RBIs have come in the ALCS against New York. According to STATS, Young has now homered five times in eight playoff games against the New York Yankees over the past two postseasons.

Young's franchise home run record began in Game 1 of the 2011 ALDS against the New York Yankees, the first of three he would hit in that series. He followed up that performance with two home runs in a losing effort against the Texas Rangers in the ALCS.

The Tigers look to close out the New York Yankees and the 2012 ALCS with a sweep Wednesday night.

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