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Major League Baseball Playoffs: Thursday Review/Friday Preview

The Detroit Tigers have advanced to the American League Championship Series, while the Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwuakee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Philadelphia Phillies are all desperately trying to advance to the National League Championship series.

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 Justin Verlander (L) #35, Andy Dirks #12 and Jose Valverde #46 (R) of the Detroit Tigers celebrate after the Tigers won 3-2 against the New York Yankees during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 6, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

The Detroit Tigers qualified for the ALCS on Thursday night, defeating the New York Yankess, 3-2, to win their best-of-five game series, 3-2. reports that the Tigers got homers from Don Kelly and Delmon Young, while Doug Fister picked up the win on the mound, with Jose Valverde recording the save.

The Tigers will take on the Texas Rangers in the ALCS.

Meanwhile, gives us a preview of both of the final games of the National League Division Series’, featuring the Milwaukee Brewers/Arizona Diamondbacks, and the St. Louis Cardinals/Philadelphia Phillies.

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