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Miguel Cabrera's chase for Triple Crown history is just about over, but he's still involved in an interesting race to win his second consecutive American League MVP.
When September started, the Detroit third baseman had a legitimate shot at becoming the first player in baseball's long history to win Triple Crowns in back-to-back seasons, but a recent slump -- helped by a nagging groin injury -- threw a wrench into that plan.
Through Thursday, Cabrera owns just one homer since Aug. 26. The slump allowed Baltimore's Chris Davis to widen his home run lead and catch Cabrera in RBI.
Last fall Cabrera won the first Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski did with the Red Sox in 1967. But with the Tigers having nine regular-season games left this season, Miggy would have to produce a final week for the ages to catch Davis in homers.
In the race for the AL batting title, Davis isn't a threat to Cabrera. At this point, no one really is -- Los Angeles Angels center fielde...
BEST OF MAXIM
Heading into play on Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers have a 6-game lead in the AL Central and are all but ticketed for an ALDS matchup with the Oakland A’s. With all of that essentially being a foregone conclusion, let’s see why these last 11 games matter so much.
Miguel Cabrera is wrapping up another dominant year
Boston will almost certainly end with the AL’s best record...
In 2011 it was a run to the ALCS that fell short, leaving Tigers fans saying “There’s always next year.”
In 2012 it was a run to the World Series resulting in a sweep, yet again, leaving fans saying, “There’s always next year.”
And to some extent, they are right. But now it is next year. And as the 2013 season winds down and the playoffs approach
Scherzer has anchored...
Miguel Cabrera left the batter's box with a bit of a hop in his step while his drive to right field sailed over the wall.
"A long time, I had not hit a home run," the slugger said.
Cabrera's solo shot in the sixth inning was his 44th of the year, but his first since Aug. 26. It was perhaps the most encouraging highlight for Detroit in a 6-2 victory over the Seattle...
Miguel Cabrera homered, Austin Jackson hit a two-run single and the Detroit Tigers held on despite a short-handed bullpen, beating the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Tuesday night.
The AL Central-leading Tigers were ahead 3-2 when they escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth while playing without closer Joaquin Benoit and left-handed reliever Drew Smyly. They were both given the night...
The anti-baseball stat crowd is going to have a field day with this one. Miguel Cabrera and Chris Davis are having monster seasons for their respective teams and posting huge power numbers this season. They are considered frontrunners for the AL MVP award, while Mike Trout is also expected to be a factor. But did […]
There are a lot of different ways in which a dinger can be exceptional. It can be the fastest pitch hit for a dinger all season. It can be the slowest pitch hit for a dinger all season. It can be the longest or the fastest dinger all season. There exist plenty of exceptional dingers, and not too long ago, Miguel Cabrera hit one, against Phil Hughes. Hughes threw a pitch to Cabrera...
DETROIT (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera homered, Austin Jackson hit a two-run single and the Detroit Tigers held on despite a short-handed bullpen, beating the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Tuesday night.
The AL Central-leading Tigers were ahead 3-2 when they escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth while playing without closer Joaquin Benoit and left-handed reliever Drew Smyly. They were both...
As we enter the final week of the MLB season it’s time it predict who will be bringing home some silver this offseason. Today we’ll take a look at the AL award recipients for the MVP, CY Young, and Rookie of the Year. Tomorrow we’ll move on to the NL.
Miguel Cabrera, 3b, Tigers- Now first off let me say this: Mike Trout should be winning this award. Cabrera has the...