Detroit Tigers (78-84)

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W 8-0
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W 7-3
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L 5-7
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W 8-0
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W 5-2
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With a carefree sense of ease, Miguel Cabrera made hitting excellence look like a breeze

If batting practice were a game of H-O-R-S-E, Miguel Cabrera would have been tough to beat.

When Cabrera was in his prime and I was The Associated Press beat writer for the Detroit Tigers, occasionally I’d look over pregame and see him slugging flyballs to different parts of Comerica Park like he was trying to complete some sort of circuit. To left, left-center, center, right-center ... and so on.

I don’t remember every detail, like whether he preferred to do it clockwise or counter-clockwise - or if I ever saw him make it “around the world” with nothing but homers. But the memory stands out because it captures what it was like watching Cabrera back then. Hitting a baseball - widely accepted as one of the hardest tasks in sports - seemed almost too easy for him.

AVG: M. Vierling.261
HR: S. Torkelson31
RBI: S. Torkelson94
SB: Z. McKinstry16
W: E. Rodriguez13
Saves: A. Lange26
K: E. Rodriguez143
AL Central
X-Minnesota 8775.537-
Detroit 7884.4819
Cleveland 7686.46911
Chi White Sox 61101.37726
Kansas City 56106.34631
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .236 (27)
Runs: 661 (28)
Hits: 1293 (24)
Home Runs: 165 (24)
Stolen Bases: 85 (26)
OBP: .305 (26)
SLG: .382 (28)
Total Bases: 2091 (27)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.24 (17)
Runs Allowed: 740 (19)
Saves: 41 (20)
Strikeouts: 1374 (20)
OpBA: .240 (8)
OBP: .305 (7)
SLG: .399 (10)
Run Support: 4.12 (28)
Date Player Transactions
9/30 G. Hill Called Up from Minors
9/30 J. Wentz Sent to Minors
9/29 S. Gipson-Long Sent to Minors
9/29 A. Vasquez Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/29 A. Vasquez Removed From 15-Day IL (Left calf tightness)
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Date Player Status
9/16 A. Faedo Right middle finger blister (on 15-day IL)
9/7 M. Manning Fractured right foot (on 15-day IL)
9/2 R. Greene Right elbow surgery - out for season (on 60-day IL)
8/28 A. Vasquez Left calf tightness (15-day IL)
7/23 M. Englert Left hip tightness (on 15-day IL)
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