DETROIT What a strange way it was for such a wild ride to end.
Miguel Cabrera taking a called third-strike fastball down the pipe for the final out of the World Series was the last thing the Triple Crown winner or anyone else expected.
It was a long walk back to the clubhouse on a cold, rainy Sunday night, and I asked Cabrera what he felt at that instant.
Embarrassed, Cabrera said.
Yeah, he said. I struck out. I made the last out of the World Series.
Cabrera put the Tigers ahead in the third inning of Game 4 with a two-run homer, but Giants closer Sergio Romo put him away in the 10th inning to sew up a 4-3 victory and complete a World Series sweep.
I was looking for a slider, Cabrera said. He throws a lot of sliders, but he threw a fastball and got me.
Tigers infielder Ramon Santiago, Cabrera's close friend, said there's no need for Cabrera to feel such remorse.
He put us on the board with that two-run homer, Santiago said. But you cant do it every time. He shoul...