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Analysis: In end, sideshow was mere distraction from another lopsided Detroit Tigers loss

Analysis: In end, sideshow was mere distraction from another lopsided Detroit Tigers loss

The Tigers were upset about Ian Kinsler being hit by a pitch and Miguel Cabrera being ejected. But the 12-1 score tells the real story to the game. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The main event -- the actual game -- could not have held much interest for fans of the Detroit Tigers. But the sideshow? That was worth talking about. Although Ian Kinsler clearly disagreed. The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals exchanged hit by pitches borne out of nobody seems to be able to tell and Miguel Cabrera was ejected from the game for he doesn't know why Wednesday night in a 12-1...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 2, 2015
Miguel Cabrera ejected from game after arguing called third strike in fourth inning

Miguel Cabrera ejected from game after arguing called third strike in fourth inning

Home-plate umpire Quinn Wolcott gave Miguel Cabrera plenty of leeway when Cabrera argued a called third strike in the fourth inning. Crew chief Gary Cederstrom did not. KANSAS CITY, Mo. --  Home-plate umpire Quinn Wolcott gave Miguel Cabrera plenty of leeway when Cabrera argued a called third strike. Crew chief Gary Cederstrom did not. Cederstrom ejected Cabrera in the fourth inning Wednesday night when Cabrera motioned toward home plate and said something to Cederstrom while making his way toward the Tigers dugout after showing plenty of disdain for...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 29, 2015
Miguel Cabrera now qualifies for AL batting race, is favorite to win fourth batting title

Miguel Cabrera now qualifies for AL batting race, is favorite to win fourth batting title

A player has to average 3.1 plate appearances per game played by his team to qualify for the batting title. Cabrera now has 400 plate appearances in 129 games played by his team for an average of 3.1008 plate appearances. Miguel Cabrera went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts Saturday. Still, that performance helped him take the American League batting lead. The four plate appearances Cabrera had Saturday gave him enough to qualify among the league leaders for the first time since he was on the disabled list with a Grade 3 calf strain. Cabrera is batting .361 (121...
Bless You Boys Aug 29, 2015

Miguel Cabrera is poised to win a fourth American League batting title

Barring another injury, Miguel Cabrera is a shoo- in to win his fourth American league batting title in the past five seasons. Since coming off the disabled list on August 14, Miguel Cabrera has hit .460 in 59 plate appearances, and held a lead of 42 points over the Indians’ Jason Kipnis, after Friday's action. The Tigers' slugger holds such a commanding lead on the rest of the league that he could go 0 for 40 at the plate and still lead the league in batting average at the current pace. Cabrera, the two time American league MVP, needs 106 more plate appearances to reach the minimum of...
Bless You Boys Aug 27, 2015

Miguel Cabrera is the Detroit Tigers' offense

The Tigers rank among the top teams in baseball in several offense categories all because of Miguel Cabrera. Miguel Cabrera is a Hall of Fame caliber baseball player. There's no denying it at this point. The 32-year-old first baseman is well on his way to Cooperstown, and nothing short of a career-ending injury or major scandal will keep him out of baseball's most hallowed club. In all likelihood, his bust will be adorned with a Detroit Tigers cap, the ninth such player in MLB history. What if he were not around, though? The Tigers got a brief taste of life without Miggy earlier this...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 26, 2015
Photos from Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander's near no-hitter

Photos from Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander's near no-hitter

Check out 25 photos from Justin Verlanders near no-hit game agains the Angels on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. DETROIT - Comerica Park was electric Wednesday night, as Justin Verlander inched toward what would have been his third career no-hitter. Verlander would give up his no-hitter in the ninth inning against Chris Iannetta, who hit a double down the third base foul-line. The Tigers provided run support for Verlander - something that has been pretty rare this season - with two-run home runs by both Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez. Nick Castellanos provided a...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 26, 2015
Miguel Cabrera surprised by mounting losses, but not willing to point fingers at his teammates

Miguel Cabrera surprised by mounting losses, but not willing to point fingers at his teammates

Speaking to reporters for the first time since his snippy comments, Miguel Cabrera made it clear that the teams mounting losses arent the result of a lack of preparation or effort. DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera has no problem pulling a teammate aside and telling him to shape up if he sees a lack of effort or hustle on or off the field. But he hasn't had to do it this season. Speaking to reporters for the first time since his snippy comments Sunday, Cabrera made it clear Tuesday night that the team's mounting losses aren't the result of a lack of preparation. "I want...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 25, 2015
Brad Ausmus searching for balance at first base, hopes to play Miguel Cabrera there more regularly

Brad Ausmus searching for balance at first base, hopes to play Miguel Cabrera there more regularly

Cabrera has not played first base on three consecutive days at any point since returning from the disabled list Aug. 14 after missing six weeks with a Grade 3 left calf strain. DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus said he does not have a set schedule in mind when it comes to who plays first base. But his goal for the remainder of the season will be to have Miguel Cabrera play there more and to have Victor Martinez play there less. Ausmus had Cabrera as the designated hitter and Martinez at first base tonight in the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. It sounds...
Bless You Boys Aug 25, 2015

Detroit Tigers links: Miguel Cabrera doesn't care about his 'best season ever'

Miguel Cabrera's expletive-laden outburst illustrates that he only cares about winning. Pitching and injuries have been the easily explainable scapegoats for the Detroit Tigers' lost season. What has been more difficult to explain is the inconsistent run scoring that has plagued the Tigers despite leading the AL in numerous batting categories. The Detroit media has a job to do, and, on Sunday, they understandably questioned the team about a 3rd straight poor showing. Miguel Cabrera, who is having one of his best seasons of his career, had reached his limit with the questions about the...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 24, 2015
Analysis: Frustrations mounting for Detroit Tigers after another troublesome day at the plate

Analysis: Frustrations mounting for Detroit Tigers after another troublesome day at the plate

Miguel Cabrera wasnt happy about the loss, their third straight, and he wasnt happy with a reporters line of questioning for Ian Kinsler, his good friend and lockermate. DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera wasn't happy following another hard-to-swallow Detroit Tigers loss Sunday afternoon. He wasn't happy about the loss, Detroit's third straight, and he wasn't happy with a reporter's line of questioning for Ian Kinsler, his good friend and lockermate. Cabrera voiced those frustrations with several snippy comments directed at the reporter, loud enough to interrupt Kinsler...
Bless You Boys Aug 22, 2015

Tigers' Miguel Cabrera is having a historic season in 2015

If you're thinking this season is basic Miguel Cabrera dominance, you're wrong. His 2015 may go down as one of the great hitting seasons in recent history. Life without Miguel Cabrera was difficult to adjust to while he was on the disabled list. His presence in the third spot in the Detroit Tigers' lineup is one of the few familiar things on a team that has seen a lot of turnover in the last few years. In fact, fans have become used to his greatness, which is perhaps why his 2015 season is not generating the buzz it deserves. We'll see Cabrera jump back onto the list of qualified hitters in...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 21, 2015
Twitter Talk: On Miguel Cabrera, Michael Fulmer, Alex Avila, Randy Wolf and Royal Blood

Twitter Talk: On Miguel Cabrera, Michael Fulmer, Alex Avila, Randy Wolf and Royal Blood

I bet I have written somewhere around 100 Twitter Talks about the Detroit Tigers on MLive.com. And I am willing to bet that what you are about to read ranks somewhere in the top eight dozen. I bet I have written somewhere around 100 versions of Twitter Talk about the Detroit Tigers on MLive.com. And I am willing to bet that the version you are about to read ranks somewhere in the top eight dozen of those. Here we go: @Chris_Iott Do you think Miguel Cabrera will win the AL batting title? Should we care whether he does? #TwitterTalk -- Wade Duck...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 20, 2015
Alfredo Simon tosses complete game shutout, Detroit Tigers extend winning streak

Alfredo Simon tosses complete game shutout, Detroit Tigers extend winning streak

The Tigers beat the Rangers, 4-0, Thursday at Comerica Park to extend their winning streak to three games. DETROIT -- Maybe this team is finally on to something. The Detroit Tigers extended their winning streak to three games for the first time since June with a 4-0 win Thursday over the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park. Alfredo Simon pitched his strongest outing since the All-Star break, allowing one hit in his first career complete-game shutout, while the middle of the Tigers lineup had its way with Rangers starter Martin Perez. Miguel Cabrera was 2 for 2 with...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 20, 2015
Detroit Tigers lineup: Victor Martinez at first base, Miguel Cabrera to DH in series opener

Detroit Tigers lineup: Victor Martinez at first base, Miguel Cabrera to DH in series opener

For two seasons, Prince Fielder supplanted Miguel Cabrera as the first baseman. Tonight, neither one of them will be playing in the field. For two seasons, Prince Fielder supplanted Miguel Cabrera as the first baseman for the Detroit Tigers. Tonight, neither one of them will be playing in the field. Cabrera and Fielder will be the designated hitters tonight when the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers open a four-game series at Comerica Park. Victor Martinez will play first base for the Tigers. The game will mark the first time Fielder has played against the Tigers...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 19, 2015
Watch Miguel Cabrera throw his glove at a ball on failed pickoff attempt against Cubs

Watch Miguel Cabrera throw his glove at a ball on failed pickoff attempt against Cubs

Anibal Sanchez caught Miguel Cabrera by surprise in the first inning Tuesday when he made a snap throw to first base in an effort to keep Fowler in check after a leadoff single. CHICAGO -- Anibal Sanchez's pickoff move didn't catch Dexter Fowler napping. But it certainly fooled Miguel Cabrera. Sanchez caught Cabrera by surprise in the first inning Tuesday when he made a snap throw to first base in an effort to keep Fowler in check after a leadoff single. The problem? Cabrera wasn't ready. In fact, the two-time AL MVP didn't have his hand in his glove when Sanchez...

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