Found September 24, 2012 on
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Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Angels
Kansas City Royals
Last Week: 3-4
This Week: KC (9/24-27); at Min (9/28-30)
So, What Happened?
Just another bob and weave ride on the choppy waters inside the Good Ship Tiger Pop.
That’s what this team does to you: raises and lowers your hopes like a school flag.
The Tigers fell three games back on Monday after suspect (and MMM is being kind) defense doomed them in a makeup game in Chicago. That was followed by two straight wins over the surprising Oakland A’s, which got people thinking that the Tigers weren’t dead. But then the Tigers lost Thursday. Then Friday’s game was rained out, then the Tigers drilled the Twins on Saturday. As the White Sox were being broomed by the Angels, the Tigers then dropped a day-night DH to the Twins on Sunday, the second loss of which was another bi-product of shoddy glove work.
Whew! MMM needs to catch his breath.
Such is the AL Central race that the White Sox can be on a five-game losing streak yet still lead the division by a game this morning. C...
BEST OF MAXIM
Miguel Cabrera is on the verge of doing something that hasn’t been done in over four decades; winning MLB’s Triple Crown. By definition, in order to win the Triple Crown, a batter must lead the league in home runs, runs batted in and batting average. Cabrera currently has 42 home runs, 133 runs batted in and a .331 batting average, leading the league in each of these categories...
It has been the location of baseball’s glamour profession, the real estate of Ty Cobb and Tri Speaker, annexed by Joe DiMaggio. Hallowed ground fought over for supremacy by Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Duke Snider, who all played a subway ride away from each other.
Its vastness has both swallowed the slow and incompetent whole and enabled the fleet and...
Miguel Cabrera is doing all he can to help the Detroit Tigers remain in the hunt for a second straight AL Central title.The Tigers hope Max Scherzer is healthy enough to do the same.With Scherzer on the mound in the opener and Cabrera in pursuit of history, the Tigers conclude their weekend home series against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday with a split doubleheader. Cabrera hit his...
81-72, .5 games back.
There was a brief moment of exuberance last night, when the Tigers were arguably tied for first, and Miguel Cabrera was arguably in the Triple Crown lead. Then stephen spoke and all hell broke loose. Minutes later a Josh Hamilton 6th inning HR and an Adam Dunn 8th inning 3 run blast wiped the smiles away, and the Tigers and Cabrera were knocked back down a...
ARLINGTON, Texas The only person who could be standing between Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and a Triple Crown is pulling for the Tigers' slugger to become baseball's first Triple Crown winner since 1967.
That doesn't mean Hamilton plans to go into a power funk though.
Cabrera started the day leading the American League in batting average and RBIs. He's second...
As nearly every playoff race in the American League becomes closer, so does the MVP race between Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera. Going into Sunday's games, Cabrera is the clear favorite based on standard statistics. He leads the league in batting average, home runs and RBIs -- the Triple Crown categories. No one has won the Triple Crown since...
One week from today, we'll know.
We'll know if baseball stages an encore to last year's Game 162 magic.
We'll know if Miguel Cabrera becomes the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years.
We'll know if the storybook seasons of the A's and Orioles stretch into the playoffs.
We'll know if the Angels or Rays shatter the odds and snare a wild-card berth.
By ANTHONY ANDROFOXSportsSouthwest.com
ARLINGTON, Texas The only person standing between Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and a Triple Crown is pulling for the Tigers' slugger to be the first to achieve the milestone since 1967.
That doesn't mean Josh Hamilton plans to go into a power funk though.
Cabrera started the day leading the American League in batting average and...
Ryan Braun is putting together another MVP season, leading the NL in Home Runs and RBIs. He is also in the top 5 for BA although unlikely to catch Melky Cabrera or Andrew McCutchens.
Braun seems like the natural MVP with his team playing strong down the stretch. However his offseason speculated struggles might scare voters as it has for the Hall of Fame.
Former Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski says being in a pennant race will help Detroit's Miguel Cabrera in his attempt to win the Triple Crown.
And Yaz should know: He's the last player to lead his league in batting average, homers and RBIs in the same season. Yastrzemski did it in 1967, when the ''Impossible Dream'' Red Sox clinched the AL pennant on...
It's an archaic notion, straight out of 1969, 1993 or at least 2011.
Win the division or go home.
No wild card. No second wild card. No safety net , to borrow the radioactive political term. The American League Central is old school: one bid, two teams, 10 games left.
The new wild-card round has transformed races across baseball ... except for this outlier. In every other...
Or a dogma and pony show. Couldn't decide on which was the best pun...
The American and National League Most Valuable Player Award for 2012 is going to be debated for a long time. Which does not make this year any different than last year. Everybody chooses a side and a dogma to hang onto and the problem for just us average joes is wondering who the heck is right...