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Miguel Cabrera has done a lot in his time in the league. He's a World Series champion, a two-time AL home run, RBI, and batting champion, an eight time All-Star, the AL MVP, and the guy to hit for the triple crown in the AL in 45 years. Suffice it to say he has done a lot.
As of Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox he's done a lot more; made history even.
When Cabrera stepped into the batter's box in the fifth inning and crushed home run No. 30 he became the first player to hit 30 home runs and 90 or more RBIs (he has 94).
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Now the question is whether the history making is going to stop there. Can he bat for the Triple Crown for the second season in a row (something no other player has ever done)?
With Cabrera it is entirely possible. His batting average (.366) is already 37 points higher than the next highest (Yadier Molina, .339). Baltimore's Chris Davis trails him in RBIa by eight; Cabrera has 94 and Davis 86.
The problem is Davis is leading the league in home runs with 34. However, with more than 70 games left a whole lot could happen still!
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Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter was able to avoid being hit by a home run ball thrown back onto the field, by one of his own fans, during Thursday's game at Comerica Park.
After Chicago White Sox batter Alejandro de Aza hit a home run into the right field stands in the top of the eighth, the fan decided on making the...
DETROIT Miguel Cabrera, an accomplished amateur baseball player in Venezuela, taught his son how to play and love the game.
He stood in the dugout prior to Saturday nights game, watching Jose Miguel Cabrera, who goes by his middle name, take batting practice before the Detroit Tigers played the Texas Rangers. The proud father talked about the magnificent season his son is having...
The Tampa Bay Rays’ aquarium-style “touch tank” in center field is one of the few unique aspects of much-maligned Tropicana Field. But since Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera crushed a home run into the open tank two weeks ago, the exhibit — which contains live cownose rays — has come under scrutiny.
A representative of PETA sent a strongly worded letter to Rays senior vice president...
A big question for an All-Star manager going into the midsummer classic is who will be the starting pitcher? I will tell you why Jim Leyland won’t have to look that far to find his man. We are only a few days away from the MLB’s 84th annual All-Star game which will be held in Citi Field, New York City, New York, which is the home of the New York Mets. One of the biggest question...
DETROIT Jim Leyland doesnt get a whole lot of love from Detroit Tigers fans.
Hes maligned in the social media and on radio talk shows for continuing to use Phil Coke with the game still in doubt; having too many cronies on his coaching staff; playing Andy Dirks, Don Kelly, Ramon Santiago and Alex Avila too much; not playing Matt Tuiasosopo enough; letting Jose Valverde burn down...
YouTube The Tigers and White Sox got into a little dance party Thursday afternoon Tigers reliever Luke Putkonen threw a pitch behind White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez. Putkonen’s pitch was in retaliation to the Tigers believing that White Sox starter Chris Sale threw up and in to Prince Fielder following a Miguel Cabrera home run earlier in the game. All you need to about the...
Most professional athletes hate doing post game interviews, it’s just the way it is. But every so often you find an athlete that likes to have fun with the reporters, and Torii Hunter, the Detroit Tigers outfielder, is one of those athletes.
After Miguel Cabrera hit a home run off of White Sox ace Chris Sale in yesterday’s game, Sale threw up and in on the Tigers next hitter...
Your browser does not support iframes. Jim Leyland was ejected after going pretty nuts on the umpires during a bench-clearing brawl between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox on Thursday at Comerica Park. The issues between the teams began in the bottom of the fifth when Sox pitcher Chris Sale threw at Prince Fielder [...]
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox were involved in a little bit of beanball action on Thursday in Detroit. Tigers manager Jim Leyland and relief pitcher Luke Putkonen were both ejected from the game after Putkonen threw behind White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez in the sixth inning following a grand slam. After the game, Tigers veteran outfielder Torii Hunter conducted this...
DETROIT -- Tigers starter Rick Porcello, who won his sixth game Wednesday night, dropped the appeal of his six-game suspension Thursday, as expected.
Major League Baseball originally suspended Porcello six games for hitting Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist with a pitch in the first inning June 30.
Porcello, who said he thought the suspension might have...
Detroit reliever Luke Putkonen threw a pitch behind Chicago's Alexei Ramirez, and both benches and bullpens emptied in the top of the sixth inning of Thursday's game between the Tigers and White Sox.
An inning after Chris Sale threw high and inside to Tigers star Prince Fielder, the trouble occurred. Ramirez started toward the mound after nearly being hit, pointing at Putkonen...
It’s entirely possible that Luke Putkonen just lost grip of his pitch, leading it to sail behind Alexei Ramirez at the plate, but probably not.
Whatever the motive may be, though, Ramirez was none too pleased with the pitch delivered during the sixth inning of the Tigers-White Sox game at Comerica Park on Thursday afternoon. The White Sox shortstop made a few steps toward Putkonen...
The L.A. Dodgers hit another multi-year high on Tuesday night. In other news, the Tigers earned their second-best rating of the season, and ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” could not match last year’s Yankees/Red Sox affair. [...]
DETROIT (AP) -- Jhonny Peralta's two-run double highlighted a five-run first inning for the Detroit Tigers, who went on to a 7-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
The Tigers scored four runs before making an out when their first six hitters reached base off Texas rookie Justin Grimm (7-7). Doug Fister (7-5) allowed two runs in the fourth but was otherwise sharp...
***Game One with the Tigers
White Sox - 11 Detroit - 4
Behind the mike calling the game is the crew from the Detroit Tigers
Uniform of the day is – Grey Pants, Black Jerseys, with White Trim, Letters and Numbers
Pitching Staff today is Jose Quintana, Simon Castro
Playing Staff today is – De Aza, Ramirez, Rios, Dunn, Keppinger, Gillaspie, Viciedo, Beckham, Phegley...