Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera just went 3-for-4 with two homers, a double, six RBI and three runs in a big Tigers win over the A’s, 12-2. The big blow as far as Cabrera’s individual stat line is concerned was a grand slam in the eighth. That blast put him in a pretty good position to lead the AL in batting average, home runs and RBI—a.k.a. the AL Triple Crown. If he did win it, Cabrera would become the first player to win his league’s Triple Crown since Hall of Famer Carl Yastrezemski did so in 1967.
Cabrera is now hitting .333, leading the AL. In second place is Angels center fielder Mike Trout entered Tuesday night’s late game with a .329 batting average.
After the six RBI Tuesday, Cabrera now has 129 RBI. Hamilton enters his late game with 123, putting him in second place.
Cabrera’s two-bomb night gives him 40 homers, which trails Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton by two. Also of note for Cabrera on an individual level, his 39th homer marked a career high and he’s now (obviously) reached 40 homers for the first time in his already-stellar career.
Posted: September 18, 2012 at 10:31 PM | 87 comment(s)
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