Miguel Cabrera is proving his Triple Crown season of 2012 was no fluke, as he sits at or near the top of the AL in seemingly each statistical category yet again.The reigning MVP looks to extend his hitting streak while helping Detroit deal the visiting Minnesota Twins a ninth consecutive defeat Thursday night.
After leading the league with a .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBIs last season, Cabrera has started 2013 right where he left off. He's leading the majors in hitting at .387.
Cabrera's 26 homers against the Twins are his second-most versus any team, and he's also hitting .323 lifetime against them. That may not bode well for a Minnesota team that hasn't gotten much help from its pitching staff during its slide.
The Twins (18-25) fell 8-3 at Atlanta on Wednesday, as Vance Worley gave up eight runs in 3 2-3 innings. Minnesota starters have a 8.41 ERA and have lasted more than 4 1-3 innings only twice during the skid.
The rotation's 5.69 ERA on the season is second-worst to ...