With the New York Yankees hesitant to give Detroit Tigers stars Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder much to hit in the American League Championship Series, Delmon Young took advantage. Young hit .353 with two home runs and six RBIs in the series and was named ALCS MVP after the Tigers completed a sweep of the Yankees with an 8-1 win Thursday.
Young produced Detroit's first run in Game 4, driving in Omar Infante with an RBI single in the first inning. This postseason, Young moved into first place on Detroit's all-time list for postseason home runs, and he moved into second place on the all-time Tigers list in postseason RBIs before Miguel Cabrera passed him. Young, who had as many RBIs as the Yankees did as a team, drove in six of Detroit's 19 runs in the ALCS.
Young, one of the team's streakiest hitters, hit .267 with 18 home runs during the regular season. Another Tiger who had a down year statistically in the regular season, Jhonny Peralta, finished second in the series MVP voting after hitting .389 with two home runs and three RBIs. Peralta's home runs and RBIs all came in Game 4.