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Last season Miguel Cabrera became the first major leaguer to win a Triple Crown since 1967, when Carl Yastrzemski did so with the Boston Red Sox.
Unfortunately for opposing pitchers, Cabrera hasn't slowed down. The Detroit third baseman is on a pace to hit more homers and RBI than last year when he tallied 44 and 139.
Plus, the 2012 American League MVP has a legitimate shot at becoming the first back-to-back Triple Crown winner in the long history of the game.
Miggy and Baltimore's Chris Davis rank 1-2 in RBI, while Davis is first in homers, just two ahead of Cabrera. Neither homered on Tuesday night.
In the race for the AL batting title, Davis isn't a threat to Cabrera. Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout is second, .026 points back at .331 after a 2-for-5 outing on Tuesday.
On another subject, is Cabrera a lock for the Hall of Fame ?
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Remember last year when Miguel Cabrera won a Triple Crown and the MVP even though Mike Trout was probably the more valuable player? Well, don’t look now, but Miguel Cabrera looks poised to win this year’s MVP going away and possibly win a second straight Triple Crown even though, in some regards, Fat Mike Trout has sophomore slumped his way to an even better season than last...
A baseball tale for Tiger Miguel Cabrera: It wasn’t exactly the information age but then no one complained. Business ran on the Bell System and US postage, while newspapers, Western Union®, radio & TV kept consumers connected. And though barely a blip on most people’s radar, a certain sports item was making headlines in the Big Apple that spring of 1961: Maris & Mantle...
DETROIT -- A bad week got even worse for the Tigers Thursday afternoon when Miguel Cabrera had to leave the game with an injury.
With the Tigers trailing Oakland 6-1 in the fifth inning, Cabrera launched a ball into the right-centerfield gap that looked like an easy double. However, with his assortment of injuries, he was unable to move at anything beyond a slow jog. When he realized...
DETROIT It has been about two months since I thought Miguel Cabrera could win the Triple Crown in consecutive seasons. Hes running away with a third straight batting title and the RBI crown. However, Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has stayed comfortably ahead in the home run derby.
Cabrera would hit one to draw closer, and Davis would hit one to keep the lead safe...
Nothing can stop Miguel Cabrera.
The Tigers’ ace plans to play through injury, after suffering a freak abdomen injury following an awkward slide to second base in the fifth inning.
Cabrera has no plans to sit for days nursing the injury, and has every intention to play on Friday as the team starts a series against division rival Indians.
“I’m OK,” Cabrera said. “I’ll...
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Chris Davis is Miguel Cabrera's biggest obstacle blocking him from winning the Triple Crown, but he wants the Tigers slugger to win it.
Detroit Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera left Thursday's game after hurting his abdomen while making an awkward slide trying to stretch a single into a double.
The reigning Triple Crown winner limped off the field in the fifth inning against Oakland. He was listed as day to day with discomfort.
Cabrera has been hobbled this month with a strain in his groin, abdominal and hip...
Miguel Cabrera‘s biggest hurdle in becoming the first player to record consecutive Triple Crowns may be his own body.
The Detroit Tigers slugger left Thursday’s game with the Oakland Athletics after suffering an apparent leg injury. Cabrera appeared to injure himself when sliding into second base after unsuccessfully trying to stretch a single into a double in the fifth inning...
Miguel Cabrera did his usual thing, coming up with another big homer for the Detroit Tigers. This time, their pitching let them down.
Three relievers allowed at least one run as the Tigers lost 8-6 to the Oakland Athletics on Monday night, ending a three-game winning streak.
''We just didn't pitch good. I don't know what else to tell you,'' Detroit manager...
Scoreboard Watch: The Tigers got things overwith early today, finally beating the Athletics 7-6 after losing the first three games of the series. The walk-off win was not all good news for Detroit, who lost Miguel Cabrera again during the game. He left after being thrown out trying to leg out a double, then was pulled from the game. This could be huge news for the Indians who go...
77-54, 1st place, 5.5 up on the Indians.
The Tigers just treated us to one of the most exciting games of the season, but wound up on the wrong side of 8-6. There was another Miggy Moment, the 2-run HR to right field on a 3-1 pitch off the plate that tied the game. Miguel Cabrera is the Babe Ruth of our time, make no mistake. No pinstripes on that guy, either. He’s a TIGER. Fielder...
In 2012, Miguel Cabrera added to his mantle a Triple-Crown and a hotly-contested MVP, edging out Mike Trout in one of the most debated award-races in recent memory.
In 2013, there will be no such debate. In 2013, the question isn’t whether Miguel Cabrera’s season deserves to stand atop the current crop of players that look so human in comparison.
The question is where this season...
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I truly have to say that the MLB baseball IQ is at an all-time low! I just don’t understand why anyone would continue to pitch to the leagues best pure hitter. There is no doubt that Miguel Cabrera will indeed catch Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis. Davis leads all of baseball with 46 home runs, which is a all-time high for...