Although the Detroit Tigers chances to make the playoffs are starting to fade, Miguel Cabrera’s chances of making history are rising. After a two home run and six RBI performance against the Oakland A’s on Tuesday, Cabrera is now leading the American League in RBIs and batting average, and just two homers back of league leader Josh Hamilton.
If Cabrera remains hot through the team’s last 15 games, he could be Major League Baseball’s first Triple Crown winner since 1967.
Cabrera has a favorable path to the rare achievement. After two more game against the Oakland A’s, the Tigers finish the season with two series against the Minnesota Twins and two series against the Kansas City Royals. The Twins have the worst pitching staff in the AL with an overall 4.82 ERA. The Royals aren’t much better and rank 10 in the AL with a 4.28 overall ERA. Continue reading Cabrera Has a Real Shot at Triple Crown