MLB playoffs: Yankees thrash Detroit Tigers

October 5th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Oct 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Going into Game 4 of the MLB playoff series on Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Rays, the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks all faced a must-win situations. They trailed their respective opponents 1-2 going into the games.

The Yankees needed to win the game at all cost and that is what they did. With all the big stars in their fold, the Yankees faced embarrassing exit from the series if they failed to win the game on Tuesday night. With that reality at the back of their mind, the Yankees entered the game firing at all cylinders.

The Yankees were ruthless and won the game 10-1 against the Detroit Tigers with Alex Rodriquez and the other stars putting up a spirited performance. The win has brought the series back to a tie at 2-2.

The fifth game will now be needed to decide the series. The game will take place on Thursday at the Yankees stadium. The first casualty of the 2011 MLB playoff is the Tampa Bay Rays.

They lost their decisive 4th Game against the Texas Rangers. On Wednesday, the Phillies and the Cards will play their fourth game in their series. The Brewers will also play against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

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