ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers booked their place in a second straight World Series by crushing the Detroit Tigers 15-5 on Saturday, taking the American League Championship Series 4-2.
Nelson Cruz set a postseason record with his sixth home run of the series and Michael Young hit a pair of two-run doubles in a nine-run third inning that set up the Rangers win.
Becoming the first repeat AL champion in a decade, Texas will open the World Series on Wednesday at St. Louis or Milwaukee, seeking the first title in the history of a franchise that started play in 1961.
Cruz had 13 RBIs in the series, another postseason record. Young, who also homered, had five RBIs in Saturday's decider.