Miguel Cabrera and the first-place Detroit Tigers have been swinging extremely hot bats of late.
They appear to have another favorable matchup against A.J. Griffin, who hasn't been able to keep the ball in the park.
The Tigers go for a fourth consecutive victory in Monday night's series opener against the slumping Oakland Athletics, who visit Comerica Park for the first time since last year's ALDS.
Detroit (77-53) enters this four-game set having won six of eight, hitting .341 with 11 homers in that span. Cabrera and Andy Dirks both hit two-run shots as the Tigers swept the New York Mets with Sunday's 11-3 road win.
Cabrera - whose 42 homers are four behind Baltimore's Chris Davis as he chases a second straight Triple Crown - leads the majors with 128 RBIs and a .360 batting average after going 3 for 4 on Sunday. Ramon Santiago also had three hits, while Victor Martinez, Prince Fielder, Austin Jackson and Omar Infante each added two.
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