Posted September 19, 2012 on AP on Fox

MIAMI - OCTOBER 22: Right fielder Miguel Cabrera #20 of the Florida Marlins hits the ball during game four of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Yankees on October 22, 2003 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida. The Marlins won 4-3 in 12 innings. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Miguel Cabrera is making a late push for the Triple Crown - and if he keeps swinging like this, the Detroit Tigers could still have a shot in the AL Central. Cabrera homered twice, including a grand slam in the eighth inning, and the Tigers routed the Oakland Athletics 12-2 on Tuesday night. Detroit lost right-hander Max Scherzer after only two innings to fatigue in his throwing shoulder, but an MRI revealed no structural damage. The Chicago White Sox beat Kansas City to remain three games ahead of Detroit atop the division, taking something away from Cabrera's big night. ''Our job is to win games. There's no talk about personal numbers,'' Cabrera said. ''Hopefully we can get a good winning streak.'' Cabrera now leads the American League with a .333 average and 129 RBIs. He also has a career-high 40 homers - two behind Josh Hamilton for the top spot. The last Triple Crown winner was Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. ''That's a hard thing to do. You've got to be lucky,'' Cabrera said. ...
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