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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.
Detroit shuts out Philadelphia in Grapefruit League play

Detroit shuts out Philadelphia in Grapefruit League play

Justin Verlander and three other relievers combined on a two-hit shutout, as Detroit nipped Philadelphia, 1-0, in Grapefruit League action.
NY Mets move past Detroit in Game Two

NY Mets move past Detroit in Game Two

Andrew Brown singled home Anthony Seratelli with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the New York Mets over the Detroit Tigers, 5-4, in Grapefruit League action at Tradition Field.

McCutchen, Cabrera named MVPs

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh outfielder Andrew McCutchen and Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera were named baseball's most valuable players Thursday.
Cabrera wins second MLBPA Player of Year Award

Cabrera wins second MLBPA Player of Year Award

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera, who led the major leagues in batting average in 2013, was voted his second consecutive Player of the Year award by the players' union.
Cabrera has 'core muscle' surgery

Cabrera has 'core muscle' surgery

DETROIT, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera, who won a second consecutive American League batting title this past season, Tuesday underwent core muscle surgery, the Detroit Tigers said.
MLB: Boston 4, Detroit 3

MLB: Boston 4, Detroit 3

DETROIT, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Koji Uehara retired all five men he faced Thursday to preserve a 4-3 win for Boston over Detroit that moved the Red Sox to the brink of the World Series.
MLB: Detroit 7, Boston 3

MLB: Detroit 7, Boston 3

DETROIT, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Torii Hunter's two-run double highlighted a five-run second Wednesday that sent Detroit to a 7-3 win over Boston and deadlocked the ALCS at two games apiece.

MLB: Boston 6, Detroit 5

BOSTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- David Ortiz belted a score-tying grand slam in the eighth inning Sunday and Boston went on to stun Detroit 6-5 in Game 2 of the AL Championship Series.

MLB: Detroit 1, Boston 0

BOSTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Anibal Sanchez struck out 12 over six hitless innings Saturday and the Detroit Tigers opened the American League Championship Series with a 1-0 win over Boston.
MLB: Detroit 3, Oakland 0

MLB: Detroit 3, Oakland 0

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Justin Verlander did not allow a hit until the seventh inning Thursday while earning Detroit a berth in the AL Championship Series with a 3-0 win over Oakland.

Tampa Bay home run lands in 'touch-tank' of rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Rays player Jose Lobaton has become the first member of the team to hit a home run into the "touch tank" of rays to the right of center field.

MLB: Detroit 3, Oakland 2

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Max Scherzer narrowly outdueled Bartolo Colon Friday in a tense battle that left Detroit with a 3-2 win over Oakland to kick off their playoff series.
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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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