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Detroit's Young wins ALCS MVP award

Published October 18, 2012 10:49 pm

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Detroit • Delmon Young is finally playing up to his vast potential.

Young was selected MVP of the AL championship series after batting .353 with two homers and six RBIs for the Detroit Tigers in a four-game sweep of the Yankees.

The designated hitter capped his latest clutch performance with a run-scoring single in the first inning to get the Tigers off to a good start en route to an 8-1 rout in Game 4 that put them in the World Series.

"He got hot again this year at the right time for us," manager Jim Leyland said. "He stepped it up under the big lights. Not that they are not bright all year, but they are a little brighter this time of year. He stepped it up two consecutive years for us. And the MVP, what a tremendous honor for him."

The Associated Press