DETROIT -

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Delmon Young has been selected MVP of the AL championship series.

Young batted .353 with two homers and six RBIs in a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees, capping his big series Thursday with a run-scoring single in the first inning to send Detroit on its way to an 8-1 rout in Game 4.

Young became the first player with four game-winning RBIs in one postseason series, according to STATS LLC.

The top pick in the 2003 amateur draft, Young developed a reputation for having a volatile temper early in his career. He had an uneven 2012 regular season on the field and was arrested in New York in April on a hate-crime harassment charge.