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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 in RBIs (136) and batting average (.327) the other two statistical categories that help determine the Triple Crown.
Tigers ace Justin Verlander had another Verlander-like outing going seven innings allowing one run on just four hits while striking out eight and walking two. But like some of Verlander’s more recent outings pitch count became an issue as he left the game with 117 in the seventh inning.
And despite the late lead for the Tigers, the Twins didn’t give up and managed to make things interesting.
After a throwing error by Jhonny Peralta which Denard Span took second on, Justin Verlander was lifted...
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The members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) definitely have their work cut out for them when it comes to picking this year’s American League recipient of the Kenesaw Mountain Landis Memorial Baseball Award, better known as the Most Valuable Player award. For me, the case is undeniably murky. Still, if I had a vote to submit, I would lean ever-so-slightly...
Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer to move into at least a tie
for the lead in all three triple crown categories and Justin
Verlander struck out eight in seven innings to help the Detroit
Tigers stay in front in the AL Central with a 6-4 victory over the
Minnesota Twins on Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS Twins catcher Joe Mauer and Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera entered this past weekend's series as two of the top hitters in baseball. Cabrera held the lead in the American League batting title race, but Mauer was close behind him.
After three games between Detroit and Minnesota at Target Field, Mauer crept to within .002 of Cabrera following Sunday's series...
The Detroit Tigers’ pursuit of a second straight Central Division title took a major step forward on Saturday afternoon. Miguel Cabrera hit a big three run home run and the pitching staff did just enough to hang on, downing the … Continue reading →
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...
The WAR (Wins Above Replacement) has been a very popular and controversial stat this year, especially when given the argument over who should be the AL MVP, Mike Trout of the Angles or our own Miguel Cabrera. Now if your asking yourself what exactly is the WAR statistic FanGraphs describes it as such…
WAR basically looks at a player and asks the question, “If this player got...
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...
As you finalize your easychair baseball schedule for the next three days, please consider the following advice:
- Do not, under any circumstances, miss an at-bat for Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout or Yoenis Cespedes. (The same goes for a save opportunity by archer/closer Fernando Rodney.)
- Avoid comparing this week's finale to last year's Game 162, as a means of judging the...
The Detroit Tigers finally have a little bit of breathing room in what has been an air-tight AL Central title race.
Miguel Cabrera has no such luxury as he tries to become the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years.
Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift Detroit to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, moving the Tigers to a season-high three...
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....
The Detroit Tigers are on the verge of clinching back-to-back postseason berths for the first time in 77 years and could use a better performance from Rick Porcello if they want to pull off that feat Monday night.
While Porcello will try to earn his first win in nine starts, Miguel Cabrera will continue his pursuit of history when the Tigers open a three-game road series against...