Detroit pummels the Diamondbacks

Detroit pummels the Diamondbacks

Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer, Austin Jackson had a three-run double and the Detroit Tigers cruised to an 11-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
All eyes on Jeter at 2014 MLB All Star Game

All eyes on Jeter at 2014 MLB All Star Game

Derek Jeter has been the face of Major League Baseball for two decades, while the torchbearer for the unofficial title as the game's best player has fluctuated between Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout.
Detroit Tigers finish three-game sweep of Oakland

Detroit Tigers finish three-game sweep of Oakland

Torii Hunter went 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead the Detroit Tigers to a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 9-3 rout on Wednesday.
Detroit snaps Royals' win streak

Detroit snaps Royals' win streak

J.D. Martinez hit the go-ahead solo home run in the fourth inning, and Detroit held on to post a 2-1 victory over the Royals, snapping their 10-game win streak in Thursday's finale of a four-game series.

Blue Jays defeat Detroit Tigers 5-3

The Toronto Blue Jays rallied late to top the Detroit Tigers, 5-3, in the opener of a three-game set from Comerica Park.
Detroit slides past Oakland

Detroit slides past Oakland

Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez each knocked in a pair of runs and the Detroit Tigers held on this time to record a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
Rangers flatten Detroit

Rangers flatten Detroit

Shin-Soo Choo clubbed a two-run homer and Yu Darvish continued his dominance of the Detroit Tigers to lead the Texas Rangers to a 9-2 win Thursday in the opener of a four-game series at Comerica Park.

Indians defeat Tigers 5-4

The Cleveland Indians snapped Detroit's 11-game road win streak with a 5-4 triumph over the Tigers on Monday at Progressive Field.
Detroit picks up eighth consecutive win in game against Orioles

Detroit picks up eighth consecutive win in game against Orioles

Miguel Cabrera and Rajai Davis each had a pair of runs as the Detroit Tigers recorded their eighth consecutive road win, a 7-5 triumph over the Orioles.

Rounding Third: Some random MLB thoughts

Is there such a thing as the dog days of May?

Detroit Tigers defeat Baltimore Orioles 4-1

Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez both homered in the ninth inning as the Detroit Tigers came from behind to defeat the Baltimore Orioles, 4-1.

Detroit Tigers beat Baltimore Orioles 4-1

Ian Kinsler's two-run homer helped propel the Detroit Tigers past the Baltimore Orioles, 4-1, in the opener of a three- game set.

Los Angeles Angels cruise past Detroit Tigers 11-6

Howie Kendrick went 3-for-5 with a pair of two-run homers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim cruised past the Detroit Tigers, 11-6.
Detroit Tigers rout the Baltimore Orioles

Detroit Tigers rout the Baltimore Orioles

Miguel Cabrera put the finishing touches on his four-hit game with his 2,000th career hit -- a two-run homer that capped the Tigers' 10-4 rout of the Orioles.
Detroit defeats Tampa Bay

Detroit defeats Tampa Bay

Miguel Cabrera celebrated his new $300 million contract by going 1-for-3 as the designated hitter in Detroit's 6-3 win over Tampa Bay at Joke Marchant Stadium.
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Miguel Cabrera
Team Venezuela first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) celebrates with teammate Magglio Ordonez (30) after hitting a 4th inning home run against Team Netherlands during Round 2 of the World Baseball Classic at Dolphins Stadium in Miami on March 14, 2009. Team Venezuela won the game 3-1. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

MLB Home Run Derby Participant (2010) José Miguel Cabrera Torres (born April 18, 1983) is a Venezuelan professional baseball first baseman with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. He bats and throws right-handed.

He is a six-time All-Star, having been selected to the National League All-Star Team in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and the American League All-Star Team in 2010, 2011. Cabrera has started at least 100 games at first base, third base, left field and right field. He progressed through the Florida Marlins minor-league system, and was called up from the Double-A Carolina Mudcats in June 2003, and went on to help the Florida Marlins win the World Series that year. According to Baseball-Reference, Cabrera Is putting up statistics comparable to Hank Aaron and Ken Griffey, Jr. at age 28, and is considered one of the best hitters in baseball today. He is a very intimidating hitter, as he consistently hits the best pitchers in baseball. Dan Haren quoted saying, "You're going to make good pitches, and he's going to hit them."

Cabrera was born on April 18, 1983 in Maracay, Aragua State, Venezuela to parents Miguel and Gregoria. Baseball was a part of his life from the time he was first able to pick up a baseball bat, and his parents had actually met on a baseball diamond. His mother played 14 seasons as shortstop for the Venezuelan national softball team, and Cabrera isn't shy to admit his mother taught him his swing. His father is also an accomplished baseball player having his big league dreams cut short as an amateur player. His uncle, David Torres, signed with the St. Louis Cardinals and made it to Double-A ball in the organization before his career came to a halt.

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