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Fox Sports Detroit:
Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg, move over. You have company in Miguel Cabrera.
When Detroit clinched the American League Central Division title with a 6-3 victory at Kansas City on Monday, Cabrera joined Cobb and Greenberg on the short list of players who have led the Tigers to back-to-back playoff appearances.
Cobb's Tigers lost three straight World Series, 1907 through 1909. Greenberg led Detroit to an AL pennant in 1934 and a World Series title in 1935.
Cabrera, who helped the Tigers reach the AL Championship Series in 2011, is in a league of his own in 2012.
Fittingly, in the clinching game, Cabrera had four hits, including his 44th homer of the season. He now leads all Triple Crown categories with two games remaining in the season, attempting to be the first Triple Crown winner since Boston's Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
"This is unbelievable," Cabrera told FOX Sports Detroit's John Keating, moments after the final out. "There were a lot of expectations on us, and no one thought we could catch the White Sox.
"But we did it. Hopefully, we can go all the way."
The Tigers are the first AL team to clinch a division title and will open the playoffs at Comerica Park on Saturday. Justin Verlander will be on the mound, but Detroit might not know until Thursday who their opponent is -- New York, Baltimore, Oakland or Texas.
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Miguel Cabrera plans to start at third base the final two games of the regular season as the Detroit Tigers star pursues the first Triple Crown in 45 years.
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Miguel Cabrera hit his 43rd home run of the season as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-4 Saturday afternoon taking another big step in securing the AL Central title.
Cabrera also took another big step in his quest for the Triple Crown.
With his 43rd home run this afternoon, Cabrera moved into a tie with Texas’ Josh Hamilton for the AL lead. Currently Cabrera leads...
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. -- On Monday night, in a division-clenching game that kicked off the final series of the season, Miguel Cabrera shook off the burden of chasing a once-in-a-generation achievement and paved for himself a possible place in baseball among men like Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig and Ty Cobb.
It was a perfect, beautiful night for the game in a place that has...
This is what we know early Wednesday afternoon:
The Detroit Tigers have won the American League Central and will open the playoffs at home on Saturday, with Justin Verlander on the mound.
Miguel Cabrera is on the verge of winning baseball's first Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski accomplished the feat in 1967.
The only person really standing in Cabrera's way is Texas...
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...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- 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...