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Quick flurry: Cabrera 1st homerun of MLB season in snowy Detroit

The 37-year-old Cabrera is five homers shy of tying Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 28th on the career list.
Credit: AP
Patty and Steve Smith watch the baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians as snow falls, Thursday, April 1, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

MICHIGAN, USA — Miguel Cabrera has hit the first home run of the new Major League Baseball season, a drive through the snow in Detroit's chilly opener against Cleveland.

 The temperature at game time was 32 degrees, and the snow at Comerica Park was becoming a bit more intense when Cabrera hit a first-inning shot to right field off Cleveland's Shane Bieber.

 It wasn't easy to see through the ball through the snow, but the two-run drive carried just beyond the wall. Cabrera's 488th career homer was upheld after a review. 

The 37-year-old Cabrera is five homers shy of tying Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 28th on the career list.

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