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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 to Hamilton in homers as Hamilton's 43rd Monday broke a tie.
"He's got to hit more home runs," Hamilton said. "I'm not going to stop playing. I'm rooting for him but at the same time I'm going out and I'm not not trying to hit home runs. I'm just playing the game. He's so close I'd definitely like to see it happen."
The last Triple Crown winner was Boston's Carl Yastrzemski. One thing that could help Cabrera is if the Rangers decide to rest Hamilton if they clinch the AL West. Hamilton, who missed five games because of ocular keratitis, said h...
BEST OF MAXIM
Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was able to rejoin
his club last night for the start of their series against the Oakland Athletics.
Prior to the contest, the Rangers announced that Hamilton’s recent absence due
to blurred vision was the result of “too much caffeine and sports drinks,”
reports Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com:
#Rangers say Josh Hamilton has...
Josh Hamilton was back in the lineup for the Rangers on Monday night against the A’s after missing five games due to vision problems and balance issues. Most people refer to this mysterious condition as vertigo, and it can sometimes come and go without explanation. In Hamilton’s case, the Rangers say an optometrist believes his condition, specifically called ocular keratitis...
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 rung...
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...
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.
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.
Regardless, TGR is...
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...
Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is back in the lineup after missing five-and-a-half games from what was initially called a sinus infection and subsequent vision problems.
However, according to Richard Durrett of ESPN, Hamilton "has ocular keratitis, which is blurred vision from to much caffeine and sports drinks."
Craig Gentry filled in at center field during...
BOSTON (AP) -- Former Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski thinks that 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.
"In 67, the Triple Crown was never even mentioned once," Yastrzemski said Wednesday...
On an edition of SportsCenter Wednesday afternoon, Rob Parker and Keith Law had a debate about the AL MVP award. I can't find any video online to share the ridiculousness, but essentially, Law provided rational arguments arguing for Mike Trout while Parker took a page from the Skip Bayless book and made his point in favor of Miguel Cabrera by being loud.
After the debate...
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...