Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 9/30/12
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 in
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