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Miguel Cabrera's performance in Game 3 of the World Series will be remembered for what he didn't do in the fifth inning: As he stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and two out, the Tigers needed a double from the best hitter in baseball to take the lead and maybe transform the series.
He popped out to shortstop.
But what happened two innings later revealed more about the extent of his recent struggles: On a 91-mph fastball from Tim Lincecum, Cabrera shattered his bat on a ground ball to shortstop -- the baseball equivalent of Yo-Yo Ma breaking his bow.
"I don't remember the last time he did that," Tigers infielder Ramon Santiago said after San Francisco's second consecutive 2-0 blanking of Detroit. "He stays so good inside the ball. He always sees the ball. Even when the pitch is inside, he stays square and hits the ball on the sweet spot."
That's not happening now. Not for Cabrera. Not for fellow star Prince Fielder. Not for many --...
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Detroit Tigers third baseman/DH Miguel Cabrera received an awesome crown trophy from MLB for winning the Triple Crown in the American League during the 2012 season. The trophy is an actual crown, and it features a Detroit Tigers “D” on the front. The front says: “2012 American League Triple Crown presented by Major League Baseball to Miguel Cabrera.” The back is further...
San Francisco closer Sergio Romo strikes out Detroit's Miguel Cabrera, looking, to finish off a Game 4 victory and the 2012 World Series title for the Giants via the sweep.
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Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Phil Coke has emerged as a key figure during the team’s playoff run this season, and one of the byproducts has been the public getting to know his cool personality. Take for instance the video above. Deadspin shared this brilliant clip with us on Friday, and it’s from an interview Coke did with MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” with Kevin Millar...
DETROIT -- There were a lot of Hall of Famers in the house Saturday -- and a couple of award winners, too.
Hank Aaron was there to present the award named after him to Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey as the two most outstanding offensive players in each league.
Commissioner Bud Selig was also part of the ceremony.
"Miguel joined historic company this year by winning the game...
They entered the World Series a collection of stars rivaling any team in baseball.
Then one by one, Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera fell short in the season's final test.
It ended with Cabrera at the plate, watching the third strike that finished Detroit's season. So close to their first championship since 1984, the Tigers were vanquished in a sweep...
Detroit Tigers’ third baseman Miguel Cabrera and San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey are the 2012 recipients of the Hank Aaron Award. This marks the first time in history that both winners were in the World Series.
The Hank Aaron award is named
“in honor of one of the greatest hitters and competitors of all-time, the Hank Aaron Awards recognize each league’s best...
You think of the Tigers and first and foremost you think of Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder, and Miguel Cabrera. You think of the Tigers on a day that Verlander isn’t pitching and you think of Fielder and Cabrera. There are other guys on the roster — lots of them! — and some of them are good, but Fielder and Cabrera are the big offensive guns. They’re the players the Tigers...
The October 29th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Tom Kotchman resigns, IF Angel Sanchez signed, Cabrera beats Trout for Aaron Award and Player of the Year and much more...
The Story: Long-time scout and minor league manager Tom Kotchman resigned from the Angels organization.
The Monkey Says: Simply stunning. Kotch was an institution...
The 2012 MLB season has come to an end, far sooner than the Detroit Tigers and their fans were hoping for. First and foremost we must congratulate the San Francisco Giants for obtaining the ultimate baseball goal for the second time in the past three years. They made every play and they were at their best when it counted most. They earned it and there is no taking that away from...
DETROIT -- The San Francisco Giants made it a clean sweep. Second baseman Marco Scutaro hit the game-winning single with two outs in the top of the 10th inning to score Ryan Theriot, and the Giants completed a four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 4-3 victory on Sunday night to win the World Series. Giants closer Sergio Romo pitched a scoreless bottom of the 10th inning...