by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/24/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera continued his torrid pace Thursday, homering for the fourth straight game. He has six home runs and 13 RBI over his last four games while going 9 for 15 with five walks.
Cabrera's .391 batting average and .701 slugging percentage lead all major-league players, and his .467 on-base percentage ranks second to Joey Votto. He's been hitless just twice in his last 34 games. He's the early favorite for 2013 AL MVP.
Miguel Cabrera gets assist on latest home run
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/23/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera homered for a third straight game Wednesday against the Indians, but this time he got an assist from Michael Bourn. The veteran outfielder tried to make a play on Cabrera's fly ball in the eighth inning, but as he leapt on the warning track to reach up for the baseball, it appeared to hit the inside of his glove before going over the wall for a two-run homer.
"It's one of those freak things that happens," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said, per MLive.com. "You see it now and then. You don't see it that often."
Cabrera has hit safely in eight straight games and all but one of 19 May games. His slash line in May is .418/.489/.848/1.337. He also has seven doubles, nine home runs, 10 walks, 16 runs and 24 RBI.
Miguel Cabrera having ridiculous May
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/22/2013) Two days after belting three home runs against the Rangers, Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera hit another home run Tuesday against the Indians. Cabrera pushed his hitting streak to seven games.
Cabrera is batting .464 (13 for 28) with a 1.107 slugging percentage, three doubles, five home runs and nine RBI during his hitting streak. For the month of May, Cabrera is batting .413 with a .813 slugging percentage, 1.296 OPS, six doubles, eight home runs and 21 RBI in 18 games.
Miguel Cabrera hits three homers in loss
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera had his second career three-home run game Sunday night against the Rangers.
Cabrera had a three-run home run in the third, and solo shots in the fifth and eighth innings. He became the 23rd player in major-league history to finish 4 for 4 with three home runs, five RBI and four runs scored. But he became the first player to do it in a loss as the Tigers fell to the Rangers 11-8.
Cabrera hit .304 with eight homers and 34 RBI through 42 games during his triple crown season in 2012. He is hitting .387 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI through 42 games this season.
Miguel Cabrera homers, doubles against Houston
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera homered and doubled in Tuesday's win over Houston.
Cabrera finished 2 for 3 with two runs scored, a walk and an RBI. Cabrera now owns a sharp 1.060 OPS, second in the league to Chris Davis' 1.072 mark. The RBI was his 41st, extending his league-leading total to 41, with Davis' 37 checking in second.
"My lower back was a little sore," he said. "But it's no big deal. I was able to play nine innings. Hopefully tomorrow they will work it out, I'll get a good stretch and be ready to play."
Cabrera, who went 1 for 4 with an RBI single, looked OK in the field as he finished the game.
"He's OK," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said.
Miguel Cabrera posting ridiculous RISP numbers
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has been ridiculously productive with runners in scoring position in 2013. In 25 games where Cabrera has batted with runners in scoring position, he's batting .535 (23 for 43) with one double, four home runs and 32 RBI in those situations.
Cabrera's career slash line with RISP is .335/.428/.553/.981. He hit .356 with a .580 slugging percentage with runners in scoring position last season.
Miguel Cabrera homers twice, drives in six
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera notched his third four-hit performance of the year on Saturday night against the Astros. He went 4 for 4 with two home runs and six RBI. The 30-year-old also walked once and scored three times in the 17-2 win.
Cabrera drove in a run with a single in his first at-bat before hitting a two-run homer off starter Lucas Harrell in the second inning. His walk in the fourth forced in another run, then he led off the sixth with a solo homer.
He capped off his evening with an RBI single in the seventh
Cabrera is batting .390 through 29 games with six home runs and 36 RBI.
Miguel Cabrera gets 1,000th hit as Tiger
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) With a single up the middle in the third inning of Thursday's game against the Astros, Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera collected his 1,000th hit in a Tigers uniform.
He added one more hit in the game, finishing 2 for 5 in a 7-3 win. He walked twice and drove in a run as well. Cabrera is batting .373 with four home runs and 30 RBI.
Cabrera is at 1,841 hits for his career, giving him a good chance to reach 2,000 by the end of the season.
Miguel Cabrera hits fourth home run
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera hit his fourth home run of the season Tuesday against the Twins.
Cabrera is hitting .363/.436/.559 in 102 at-bats this season. His .559 slugging percentage, while incredibly strong, would rate as his lowest in the category since 2009. Given how he's performed in the past, it's safe to assume the home runs will eventually start coming in bunches.
Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera have 3-0 green light
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Monday that Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera almost always have a green light to swing on a 3-0 count, MLB.com reports. He also said most players don't feel comfortable swinging in a 3-0 count.
"I never give Miguel the take -- him and Prince," Leyland said. "Unless you think the game's a lopsided game where you don't want to get somebody hit or something like that."
That said, Cabrera is more likely to take a 3-0 pitch than swing. Cabrera is 6 for 13 swinging on 3-0 during his career. He homered off Cory Gearrin on Sunday in that count.
Fielder has gone 7 for 20 swinging on 3-0 during his career. He's walked in all four plate appearances in that count this season.
Miguel Cabrera streaking with power
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera extended his hitting streak to 12 games Sunday night against the Braves. He went 2 for 4 with a homer and two runs scored in the 8-3 win.
The 30-year-old led off the sixth inning with a double before launching a three-run bomb off Cory Gearrin the following frame.
Cabrera is batting .420 (21 for 50) during his streak with two home runs and 15 RBI.
Miguel Cabrera pushes streak to nine games
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera pushed his hitting streak to nine games Thursday against the Royals. Cabrera is batting .405 (15 for 37) with one home run, two doubles and nine RBI during the streak.
Miguel Cabrera keeps on hitting
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was one of the few players on his team to record a hit on Saturday against the Angels. He went 1 for 3 with a double in the 10-0 loss. Detroit mustered just four hits in the shutout.
The 30-year-old also extended his hitting streak to six games in the defeat.
Cabrera has hit safely in 10 of the previous 11 contests and is batting .367 (18 for 49) with two homers and 12 RBI during that stretch.
Miguel Cabrera has another four-RBI outing
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and drove in Detroit's first four runs, helping Detroit defeat Seattle 6-2 Tuesday.
Cabrera's home run came with two outs in the fifth inning off Seattle starter Aaron Harang and was his second of the season. Cabrera drove a pitch off the edge of the plate out to right-center field to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead.
"I thought we hit very well," Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. "We took advantage of a couple of breaks and shut them down good."
Miguel Cabrera adds to RBI total
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera entered Sunday's series finale against the A's with 11 RBI thus far and was able to add to that total. He drove in two runs and went 1 for 4 with a run scored. Cabrera also walked once in the 10-1 win.
The 29-year-old plated two with a single in the fourth inning.
Cabrera is batting .320 with a .460 slugging percentage through 12 games.
Miguel Cabrera steals his first base
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera stole his first base of the season Thursday.
Cabrera walked in the first inning and was able to steal third on a distracted Josh Johnson. Cabrera was 1 for 4 with a triple, run scored and an RBI. Cabrera stole four bases last season.
Miguel Cabrera praised after milestone homer
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera appears to be rounding into midseason form just eight games into the year. Cabrera, coming off his impressive Triple Crown season, had four hits for the second time in the past three games Monday against Toronto to boost his average to .393.
One of his hits was an opposite-field three-run homer over the fence in right field -- his 100th career homer at Comerica Park.
"I've been on record pretty much for the last five years. To me, he's pretty much the best opposite-field home-run hitter probably in the history of the game," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "I've never seen anything like it, to be honest with you. I truly believe that. I think he's got the best opposite-field power of any player I've ever seen."
Miguel Cabrera finally parks one in outfield seats
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013)Miguel Cabrera hit his first homer of the season and drove in four runs, leading the Tigers past the Blue Jays 7-3 Tuesday. Cabrera's home run was a three-run shot off Brandon Morrow in the fourth inning.
Cabrera was 4 for 5 with three runs and four RBI. It was his second four-hit game since Saturday. He's batting .393 (11 for 28) with one double and 10 RBI in seven games.
Miguel Cabrera reaches base five times
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera provided a spark at the plate for Detroit during Saturday's contest against the Yankees
Cabrera reached base five times, including an RBI single in the fifth inning. It was his first RBI of the season. He went 4 for 4 for the 24th time in his career and finished with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI in an 8-4 victory. The 29-year-old raised his batting average from .200 to .333. this season.
Miguel Cabrera shakes off injury concern
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera remained in Friday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch from Yankees starter Ivan Nova during the fifth inning. Cabrera was attended to by the team's trainer at home plate before taking his base at first and showed no hints of an injury.
He finished 0 for 2 with a walk and two runs scored during Detroit's 8-3 win and is now hitting .200. Cabrera has reached base in all four games early this season.
Miguel Cabrera nets RBI No. 1
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera only produced in one Triple Crown category in Monday's win at Minnesota. Cabrera drove in his first run of the season in the game.
The All-Star and future Hall of Famer started the season 0 for 5 in the 4-2 win over the Twins. That said, his fielder's choice ground out in the first inning plated the first run of the game for Detroit. He also scored a run in the first.
Cabrera, who added an error in the field on a slow roller hit by Joe Mauer, hit .309 during the spring with four homers and 16 RBI. He should get into the hit column shortly.
Miguel Cabrera coming off stellar campaign
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera hit .413 with a .652 slugging percentage during the spring a year ago and went on to win the first Triple Crown since 1967. While he was not as productive this camp, the 29-year-old still got plenty of work in heading into the regular season and appears primed to defend his AL MVP award.
Cabrera batted .309 with four homers and 16 RBI in 55 Grapefruit League at-bats. He also slugged .618.
Cabrera in mid-season form
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/6/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera looked to be in mid-season form Tuesday night. Cabrera homered among his three hits and had four RBI, but Venezuela, playing hours after the death of President Hugo Chavez, lost to the Miami Marlins 6-5 in a tune-up for the World Baseball Classic. "It was hard to concentrate," Cabrera said. "We had to win. This was our promise to the country." Cabrera's two-out, two-run homer down the left-field line off Jordan Smith in the seventh gave Venezuela a 5-3 lead. The reigning AL MVP and Triple Crown winner also had two doubles, including one that scored two runs in a three-run first. "He's the best player in baseball right now. It's very good we have him on this side," manager Luis Sojo said.
Crown not heavy for Cabrera
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/16/2013) Since there's no Quadruple Crown in baseball, it will be awfully tough for Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera to top his performance from 2012. The Tigers slugger puts plenty of pressure on himself to help his team win, but when it comes to individual achievements, his approach is pretty low key. "I always believe you can be consistent," he said Friday. "I don't know if you're going to get better, but my goal is always to be consistent." Cabrera hit .330 with 44 home runs and 139 RBI last season to win the Triple Crown and the AL MVP award.
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (1/26/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is likely to play first base for Team Venezuela during the World Baseball Classic, reports MLive.com Saturday. This comes after he spent almost all of last offseason preparing to move from first to third base for the Tigers. No announcement has been made, but Cabrera is expected to play first with Pablo Sandoval at third for Venezuela. "If they put me at first base, I'll play," Cabrera said. "If they put me in right field, I'll play right field. I'll play wherever." Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski said he'd prefer Cabrera to play third, but he's OK with whatever decision is made. "I don't have any concern about him playing first, but I'd rather him play third," Dombrowski said. "He's played first many, many times, so I'm OK with it."