Found May 21, 2013 on Fox Sports Ohio:
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Max Scherzer retired 22 straight batters after the first inning, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 5-1 win over Cleveland on Tuesday night to stop the Indians' winning streak at five and trim their lead in the AL Central. Cabrera's laser shot in the sixth inning off Corey Kluber (3-3) helped the Tigers win for just the second time in six games. The defending AL champions also moved within 1 1-2 games of the first-place Indians, who have won 18 of 23 since April 28. Scherzer (6-0) gave up two singles and a run in the first before shutting down baseball's hottest team for eight innings. The right-hander walked just one and struck out seven, including the final four he faced. Scherzer's 118th and last pitch was his fastest -- a 98 mph heater to fan Drew Stubbs. Scherzer gave the Tigers a much-needed outing and set the stage for Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, who will pitch Tuesday night. Andy Dirks hit a solo hom...

Video: Miguel Cabrera narrowly avoids screaming foul ball

Your browser does not support iframes.Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera suffered a scary brush Tuesday night.The moment came in the top of the fifth inning when teammate Matt Tuiasosopo ripped a sharp line drive in the direction of Cabrera, who was sitting attentively at the end of the visiting dugout. It was a good thing the reigning Triple Crown winner was paying attention...

Miguel Cabrera’s 2013 numbers dwarf his 2012 Triple Crown numbers at this time

Miguel Cabrera is a pretty good hitter.  On the heels of his 4 for 4, three home run, five RBI night against the Texas Rangers, his current numbers (through 42 games) make his numbers from last year through the 42 games look ordinary. ESPN At the time of this post (May 20, 11:30 EDT), Cabrera leads the American League (and Majors) in batting average with a .387 clip. Rays first...

Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera Almost Decked With Foul Ball

Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera almost lost a battle with a screaming foul ball off the bat of teammate Matt Tuiasosopo. Cabrera laughed it off playfully but there is no doubt Manager Jim Leyland would have had some choice words for “Big Matt” had he injured the franchise player. The post Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera Almost Decked With Foul Ball appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.

Watch Miguel Cabrera’s three home runs against the Rangers

Even though the Detroit Tigers lost to the Texas Rangers, 11-8, Miguel Cabrera put on quite a show at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Cabrera finished 4-4 on the night (one intentional walk) and also hitting three long balls back-to-back-to-back. It’s either Cabrera or Albert Pujols for the best hitter in our era. I’d have to side with Cabby.

Can Miguel Cabrera Challenge Pete Rose’s All-Time Hits Record?

Miguel Cabrera put on a show for a national-TV audience Sunday night (albeit in a Detroit Tigers loss), smacking three home runs off Rangers pitching. One season after winning the Triple Crown, he’s threatening to do so again — he’s currently carrying a .387 average with 11 homers and 47 RBI. There’s little question left that we are watching one of baseball’s all-time...

Cabrera hits 3 HRs, but Tigers fall 11-8 in Texas

Miguel Cabrera never had a night like this last season when he won baseball's first Triple Crown in 45 years. And it still wasn't enough to get the Detroit Tigers a win. David Murphy put Texas ahead for good with a three-run home run just over the wall in right field in the sixth inning, and the Rangers spoiled the second three-homer game of Cabrera's career with an...

Miguel Cabrera holds home run derby, hits three long balls against Rangers

Miguel Cabrera decided to hold his own home run derby on Sunday night against the Texas Rangers, hitting three long balls in a row.

Scherzer shuts down Indians as Tigers win 5-1

CLEVELAND -- Max Scherzer took care of the Indians winning streak Tuesday night.And if there was a lingering doubt he wouldnt, which there wasnt, Miguel Cabrera made sure.Which is pretty much what a reigning MVP who is off to an incredible start does.Clevelands 5-1 loss came down to Scherzer being nearly unhittable. After giving up two hits, a hard-hit sacrifice fly and a run in...

A New Low for Miguel Cabrera

Sunday night, the Rangers hosted the Tigers in a matchup between two of the American League’s better teams. You’d think the big story would be that the Rangers rallied from a deficit to beat the Tigers 11-8. But then, it’s May, and the Rangers are going to win a lot, and the Tigers are going to lose a lot (albeit, presumably, a smaller lot than the first lot). Sure seems to...

Matt Tuiasosopo nearly takes off Miguel Cabrera’s head with foul ball (VIDEO) Tigers rookie outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo nearly became public enemy number one in Detroit.  During Tuesday’s game in Cleveland, he almost took off Miguel Cabrera’s head with a foul ball.  And it almost appeared he did it on purpose (we know he didn’t). Tuiasosopo just missed clobbering a Corey Kluber fastball that, judging by Cabrera’s reaction, he thought was a...

Cabrera, Scherzer power Detroit

Other than the first inning, Max Scherzer was flawless.

Can Mike Trout snatch the MVP?

On May 21st, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout became the youngest American League player to hit for the cycle since 1930 at 21 years old. The second year phenom won AL rookie of the year in 2012 and he also finished second for the league’s MVP award, behind only Miguel Cabrera. But will Trout be able to dethrone the reigning MVP for the title in 2013? As of May 22nd...

Tigers-Indians Preview

After taking home baseball's first Triple Crown award in 45 years last season, Miguel Cabrera is off to an even better start in 2013. Unfortunately for the Detroit Tigers, his eye-popping numbers haven't translated into many wins of late. Cabrera and the visiting Tigers try to get back on track Tuesday night against the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians, who aim for...

Barry Bonds: Miguel Cabrera “the best” but I was better

AP Photo/Matt Slocum “He’s definitely the best.  It’s not rocket science here.  He’s the best. By far. Without a doubt. The absolute best.” Former Pirates and Giants left fielder Barry Bonds gave Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera some high praise during a phone interview with USA Today Monday.  I don’t think you will get an argument from anyone who has seen an inning...

Scherzer, Tigers shut down Indians

With pitchers like Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez and Doug Fister, Detroit's rotation isn't prone to extended slumps. If one does get going, there's always Max Scherzer to shut it down. Coming off a 3-1 series loss to Texas where his fellow starters struggled, Scherzer dominated first-place Cleveland on Tuesday night. After allowing a first-inning run, Scherzer retired...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.