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New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers: 68-46, 1st Place (7 ahead of Cleveland).
Sneaking under the radar a bit: Detroit Tigers, American League’s Best Record.
Well all good things must come to an end, and the Tigers’ winning streak finally topped out at 12–but not without some excitement. After failing to take advantage of several early inning opportunities, the Tigers went into the 9th inning down 3-1. A double by Austin Jackson set the stage for a two-out classic confrontation between Miguel Cabrera and the great Mariano Rivera, and after two quick strikes (and a foul shot off of his knee), Cabrera struck, with a massive home run to dead center.
Torii Hunter: “they should make movie from that at-bat.”
Unfortunately, the Tigers again failed to take advantage of runners on base in the top of the 10th, and Al Alburquerque couldn’t hold the Yankees in the 9th. Was there any doubt of the outcome once Alburquerque came into the game? Unfortunately the Tigers had already burned through Coke, Bonderman, Smyly, Rondon, and Veras, and didn’t have much choice (although Veras might have been able to handle one more inning).
Cabrera has a bandaged left shin, but will be in the lineup. Prince Fielder gets a “day off” at DH, with Victor Martinez digging out his glove and taking first. And Leyland is hoping Don Kelly will run into one in the 6th spot.
For the Yankees, Alex Rodriguez gets the day off, with Jayson Nix at 3rd.
Omar Infante’s rehab assignment, finally, is progressing: last night he was 2-for-4. The Tigers are tentatively shooting for Monday for Infante’s return. They certainly could use the punch in the bottom third of the lineup.
Today’s Player of the Pre-game: Don Kelly. The struggling Andy Dirks gets the day off, and the Donkey takes aim at that short RF porch.
Today’s Let’s Start a New Streak Lineup:
BEST OF MAXIM
LEGENDS OF THE FALL
Video:Gotta watch out for those damn bases!
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Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera suffered an embarrassing mishap during Thursday's game when he tripped over the bag at third base. However, it could have been much worse as Cabrera nearly twisted his ankle on the play.
It happened in the fourth inning with Cabrera on second and Victor Martinez on first with one out. Cabrera...
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When you are the best player in baseball you have to remember that all eyes are on you. Miguel Cabrera, who is the reigning Triple Crown winner and MVP of the American League, just found another way to entertain the crowd without using a bat or glove. Cabrera advanced to third base successfully on a force play but stumbled over the bag landing...
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MLB pitchers haven't found a way to slow down Miguel Cabrera... but lifeless squares on a baseball diamond? That's another story. The reigning Triple Crown winner and AL MVP lost this battle with third base at Progressive Field last night in a Tigers victory over the Indians. After biting the dust, Cabrera (ever the showman...
Your browser does not support iframes. Miguel Cabrera certainly has the flare of an entertainer, even when he’s not hitting home runs. The Detroit Tigers third baseman took his eye off the bag as he was heading to third base on a fielder’s choice by Don Kelly in the fourth inning of the Tigers’ 10-3 [...]
Here is your 2012 Triple Crown winner tripping over third base and tipping his crown to those who witnessed the Detroit Tigers' best slugger have a bit of a Cleveland Indians moment:
Cabrera had another three runs batted in to help the Tigers complete the four-game sweep and the Indians pitched Ryan Raburn. I think Cabrera made out okay.
With two outs in the top of the ninth, after falling behind 0-2 and fouling two balls off his left leg, Miguel Cabrera powered a 2-2 pitch from the game's greatest closer of all time, Mariano Rivera, over the center field wall to tie a 3-1 game and at least momentarily keep a 12-game winning streak alive.
Epic at bat in high drama circumstances:
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Miguel Cabrera (left) is honored by MLB Commissioner Bud Selig (Right) before Game 3 of the 2012 World Series for winning the American League Triple Crown in 2012.Credit: Tim Fuller / USA Today Sports
Miguel Cabrera really wants to win the Triple Crown again this year. He’s already leading in hitting, with his stellar .363 batting average (at press time). Cabrera is tied for...
Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer in baseball history, can't even get Miguel Cabrera out these days.
Cabrera became the first player in history to hit two home runs off of the New York Yankees closer in the same series. Cabrera's lead-off homer in the top of the ninth Sunday came on the heels of his two-run, game-tying shot Friday night against Rivera.
Miguel Cabrera never enjoyed much success against Chris Sale before finally going deep earlier this season.
These two will meet again after the reigning AL MVP enjoyed a weekend hitting two homers off another tough pitcher he had never gotten a hit against.
Cabrera looks to go four straight games with a homer for the second time this year when he matches up with Sale in Monday...
Your browser does not support iframes. For the first time in his career, Mariano Rivera blew three saves in a row. The New York Yankees closer also experienced another first: he allowed consecutive home runs to the same better — Miguel Cabrera. Rivera’s semi-struggles began on Wednesday when he surrendered an RBI single to Adam […]
Miguel Cabrera homered against the Yankees again and had three hits while playing on a bandaged leg and Torii Hunter connected and drove in four runs, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 9-3 victory over New York on Saturday.
Anibal Sanchez (10-7) tossed seven easy innings against a Yankees lineup that was without Alex Rodriguez. Manager Joe Girardi said he was giving the third baseman...
By chance if Yankees pitchers this weekend have gotten by Austin Jackson — it hasn’t been easy — they have confronted a serial basher named Torii Hunter in the No. 2 spot in Tigers manager Jim Leyland’s lineup.
And if they have snuck past Hunter which didn’t happen Saturday during a four-RBI day they then have had the distinct privilege and high honor of facing Miguel...
Another blown save by Mariano Rivera. A bunch of boos for Alex Rodriguez. A bevy of runners left on base.
All that, and still a win for the New York Yankees.
Rodriguez got jeered in his return home and the Yankees overcame Miguel Cabrera's crushing home run off Rivera, beating Detroit 4-3 in 10 innings Friday night and snapping the Tigers' 12-game winning streak.
The Indians are a contender. Yes these last four days have been as long and torturous as a Jean Claude Van Damme movie, but they are behind the Indians. Yes the Tigers are clearly the class of the AL Central and this is true for a few different reasons: Miguel Cabrera (really just the middle of the order in general), the consistency of their rotation, and shockingly their bullpen...