Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) watches the ball go over the left field wall for a home run during the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE)
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Miguel Cabrera put an exclamation point on a
possible American League MVP award Tuesday.
Cabrera hit a pair of homers, including the Detroit Tigers' first grand slam
of the season, in a 12-2 thumping over the Oakland Athletics in the opener of
a three-game set.
Cabrera tallied three hits, six RBI and three runs scored. His grand slam in
the eighth, a no-doubt shot into left-center field, gave him his 40th homer of
Detroit sits 2 1/2 games behind the Chicago White Sox for the AL-Central lead.
The White Sox are currently in Kansas City taking on the Royals.
A.J. Griffin (6-1), who was undefeated with a 1.94 ERA over his first 11
starts of his career, was touched for five runs on eight hits and a walk over
4 2/3 innings for Oakland, which has lost three of its last five on the heels
of a six-game winning streak.
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