Tigers' Cabrera in lineup for season finale
October 3, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera left the Detroit Tigers' game against the Kansas City Royals with two outs in the fourth inning Wednesday night, his Triple Crown triumph all but secured.
The third baseman received a standing ovation at Kauffman Stadium before flying out to center field in the first inning. He struck out in the fourth but remained in the game, allowing Tigers manager Jim Leyland to give him an appropriate sendoff.
Cabrera high-fived his teammates as he entered the Detroit dugout, then walked back to the top step and waved his helmet as a crowd of mostly Royals fans gave him a standing ovation.
Cabrera finished the regular season with a .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBIs. By night's end, he could become the first Triple Crown winner since Boston's Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
The Associated Press News Service
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