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The Sports Post:
The American League MVP race last season became the argument of the summer. Who is more valuable: Miguel Cabrera or Mike Trout?
The voters went with Cabrera, but to this day, the argument is still up in the air. So, will the race be between Cabrera and Trout again this season or will there be more participants? Let's take a look at the candidates and figure out what kind of race we have on our hands this time around.
Chris Davis, 1B, Baltimore Orioles:
Davis has come onto the scene strong this season and has not really let off the gas since the season began. His league-leading 44 home runs are an absurdity, but it's his .300 batting average that is keeping him in the thick of the race.
Last season was Davis's breakout year, hitting 33 home runs, but his batting average represented a power hitter that was known more for his power than his hitting. He finished the season with a .270 average, which is pretty good for a traditional power hitter, but defin...
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DETROIT Watching Miguel Cabrera do the incredible has become such a common occurrence that its almost expected.
What you did not anticipate seeing after Cabrera hit his sixth career walk-off homer, making his Detroit Tigers 6-5 winners over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night, was the quick strides and fluid gait he displayed while circling the bases.
Cabrera has been playing...
Miguel Cabrera got the Detroit back on track by adding to his power surge. He'll try to keep that going while helping the Tigers continue their recent success against the Minnesota Twins.
Rick Porcello will also seek to lead Detroit to its eighth win in 11 games versus Minnesota on Tuesday night while extending his personal win streak to six.
Detroit had suffered back-to-back...
Mike Trout has left the Los Angeles Angels' game against Houston in the sixth inning Sunday with tightness in his right hamstring.
The All-Star outfielder went 2 for 3 with a single and a third-inning double, scoring a run. He reached base for the 40th consecutive game to extend the majors' longest current streak.
Trout flied out to center in the fifth, and Kole Calhoun...
Angels outfielder Mike Trout left Sunday afternoon's game against the Astros with tightness in his right hamstring the team announced. They didn't say anything regarding the severity of the injury or whether he would go for tests but obviously they will play it safe with their franchise player.
Trout 22 exited the game after flying out to center field in the fifth inning...
The day after he capped a Detroit Tigers victory with a walk-off home run (his 39th), 3B Miguel Cabrera continued his assault on a second-straight Triple Crown, blasting his 40th home run on Sunday afternoon against the Kansas City Royals. Watch the no-doubter (courtesy of MLB.com):
It was Cabrera’s 361 career long ball, tying Joe Dimaggio on the all-time list. Mr. Coffee...
The balance sheets say Detroit is bankrupt. It does not feel that
way when Miguel Cabrera stands at home plate before sellout crowds
at Comerica Park.
Miguel Cabrera led off the ninth with a homer to right off Aaron Crow to win it. In a back-and-forth affair Cabrera doubled in the go-ahead run in the fourth. Salvador Perez tied the score with a bases-empty homer in the seventh off left-handed reliever Drew Smyly. Prince Fielder put the Tigers back in front in the seventh with a bases-empty homer. Emilio Bonifacio led off the eighth...
A hobbled Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 win over Kansas City on Saturday night, hours after Royals infielder Miguel Tejada was suspended for at least the rest of this season for testing positive for an amphetamine.
Cabrera has been slowed by a strained lower abdomen, injured hip and banged-up left leg, but he...
Miguel Cabrera hit his 40th home run and had an RBI single to help Max Scherzer become baseball's first 18-game winner this season as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 Sunday to win the five-game series.
The reigning Triple Crown winner became the third player since 1921 to have at least 40 homers and 120 RBIs while batting .350 or better through 116 games,...
Chris Davis went 4 for 5 with his major league-leading 45th home run, Adam Jones had two-run shot among his three hits and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Sunday.
Scott Feldman pitched into the seventh inning to earn his first win in nearly a month. Davis scored three times and got hits in his final four at-bats.
After the All-Star slugger's two-out double...
DETROIT (AP) Miguel Cabrera hit his 40th home run and had an RBI single to help Max Scherzer become baseball's first 18-game winner this season as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 Sunday to win the five-game series.The reigning Triple Crown winner became the third player since 1921 to have at least 40 homers and 120 RBIs while batting .350 or better through...
Yep, the Angels lost again. Nope, I didn't watch.
This team has been hard enough to stomach the last few weeks, so I wasn't about to subject myself to three and a half hours of torture when I know full well that Mike Trout won't be involved in the night's festivities. So, instead of faking a recap like I actually did watch the game, I'm just going to review...
The August 19th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout leaves a game with hamstring tightness, Moreno refuses to comment on Dipoto and Scioscia's job security and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout left yesterday's game with some tightness in his right hamstring.
The Monkey Says: Everyone says it isn't serious, but you don't...
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