Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 03, 2012
Miguel Cabrera is this close to clinching baseball’s first Triple Crown in 45 years. With just two games left in the regular season, the Detroit Tiger has a serious shot at being the first player to accomplish this feat since Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski did it in 1967.
Cabrera is now on top in all three Triple Crown categories, but only by a hair. Cabrera hit his 44th homer in the sixth inning Monday night. That gave him sole possession of the lead in all three jewels: batting average (BA), runs batted in (RBI) and homeruns (HR). That 44th homer by Miguel Cabrera was huge, said Felina Martinez of online ticket marketplace BuyAnySeat.com. It triggered a terrific ticket run for the Tigers.
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The wild card in Cabrera’s late season surge for the crown could be Los Angeles Angels rookie Mike Trout. He might not deny the Tigers’ slugger the MVP, but he could beat Cabrera out for the batting title and thereby prevent him from winning the Triple Crown.
Cabrera went 4-for-5 in Monday night's game to raise his league-leading average to .329. But Trout went 4-for-5 in the Angels' win in Seattle to boost his average to .325. Trout moved into second in the batting race over Joe Mauer, who went 1-for-5 in Toronto and dropped to .322.
Trout is keeping the batting race tight, despite the fact that Cabrera just took over the lead in all three categories. Cabrera began the day tied with Josh Hamilton with 43 homers. Hamilton didn't hit a homer in Texas' loss in Oakland, giving Cabrera a tenuous one-homer lead. Cabrera also leads Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion by two homers with two games left in the season. In terms of the RBI title, Cabrera seems to have that one in the bag with a 10-point lead over Josh Hamilton (137-127) with two games left for each.
Cabrera would be awarded the Triple Crown even if he tied for the homer and/or RBI title. But, it is practically impossible to have an even tie for the batting title. Yastrzemski, in fact, was tied with Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew for the homer title in his Triple Crown year. Each hit 44 homers.
Even if the Triple Crown was not on the line, it would be a surprise if Cabrera didn't play in the Tigers' two remaining games. He kept playing in all of the games last year after the Tigers wrapped up the division with nearly two weeks left. Last year, the Tigers had a shot at home field advantage until the final game of the regular season. This year however, winning home field advantage for the first round isn’t an option for the team.
Will Mike Trout or Josh Hamilton spoil Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown run? With just two games to go, it looks like it could go right down to the wire.
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