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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera had two hits, drove in two runs and pressed ever closer to the first Triple Crown in 45 years Tuesday night. Now, the question facing the Detroit Tigers star is whether to play in the regular-season finale against Kansas City.
Cabrera said he'd do what manager Jim Leyland asks of him. Leyland said he'll play Cabrera if he wants. It seems nobody is quite sure what will happen until the lineup card is posted.
"You know, he writes the lineup and I do what he wants," Cabrera said after the AL Central champion Tigers lost 4-2 to the Royals. "I play ball. He's the manager, he's the boss. So whatever he wants to do, we're going to do. I play for the manager."
With one game remaining in the regular season, Cabrera leads the American League in average (.331), home runs (44) and RBIs (139), putting him on the brink of becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Boston's Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Prince Fielder giggled. Then again, there was a lot of that going around the Detroit clubhouse late Wednesday night.
With waves of cameras and tape recorders circling Miguel Cabrera on his historic, Triple-Crown clinching evening, a reporter approached the Tigers' burly first baseman, standing just two locker stalls away, with news: While holding down a front...
In the end there were no heroics on the last day of the 2012 regular season. In fact Miguel Cabrera’s 2012 regular season campaign ended with somewhat of a whimper as he struck out in his only two at bats before being pulled from the game. However, he would enter the dugout, high five his teammates in the fourth inning with the knowledge that he had secured the American League...
There has been much debate over who should win the AL MVP this season. Concensus says the favorite should be Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, who is about to win the triple crown. Many say the award should go to Los Angeles’ Mike Trout, who has enjoyed a rediculous rookie season. Josh Hamilton will get some votes, but is expected to fall short in the voting.
Those who argue Trout...
Have you ever watched the pawn shows on TV where someone comes in and tries to pawn dirt? They typically claim it is from Ebbets Field, or the old Yankee Stadium, hoping to make a few bucks. Of course, there is no way to authenticate dirt, unless you are willing to pay $39.99. But it [...]
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera captures baseball's first Triple Crown since
Yankees slugger Curtis Granderson had the chance to tie Miguel Cabrera for the AL home run lead on Wednesday but allowed himself to be pulled for a pinch hitter.
Miguel Cabrera became the first player to win the Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski did it in 1967. Read more about his feat.
Miguel Cabrera received a standing ovation after flying out and striking out in his only two at-bats Wednesday night, and leaving the Tigers' game against the Kansas City Royals in the fourth inning with the Triple Crown in sight.
Cabrera high-fived his teammates as he entered the Detroit dugout, then walked back to the top step and waved his helmet as a crowd of mostly Royals...
DETROIT -- Two generations have passed since somebody last won baseballs Triple Crown.
That 45-year absence since Carl Yastrzemski captured it with a long-shot champion Red Sox team has heightened the anticipation as Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera chases it.
Yastrzemski clinched it on the same sunny Fenway Park afternoon in 1967 that his team beat the Twins to win the American...
Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a homer during a five-run sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 6-3 Monday night to clinch the AL Central title.
Gerald Laird added a bases-loaded double, Rick Porcello (10-12) pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning and Jhonny Peralta went deep off Bruce Chen (11-14) to help Detroit reach the postseason in...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera became the first player in 45 years to achieve the Triple Crown in the AL Central-champion Detroit Tigers' 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
Cabrera went 0 for 2 with a strikeout, then left in the fourth inning of the regular-season finale. He received a standing ovation from the opposing fans.
He finished with...
Let us acknowledge, with the 2012 regular season drawing to a close, that there’s been a fun debate surrounding the American League Most Valuable Player award. If not fun, then — at the very least — interesting. Let us acknowledge that there was a time at which it looked like voters would really, deeply, have to think. Let us now acknowledge that, with the Tigers probably going...