After a long 162-game season, the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera accomplished a feat that hasn't been done since 1967. With a .330 average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs, Cabrera became the first player since Carl Yastrzemski to lead their respective league in the three aforementioned statistical categories and win the Triple Crown. However, this achievement didn't come without some drama.
After starting today's game by going 0-2 at the plate, Cabrera slipped to .330 and Detroit's manager Jim Leyland decided to pull Miggy to help assure him the lead in the battle for the highest batting average in the American League over Mike Trout, who finished in a close second at .326. But that wasn't the only statistical battle that Leyland should've been concerned about. With a late power surge, the Yankees' Curtis Granderson smashed two homers to tie and pull within one of Cabrera at 43. In the end, Cabrera was still able to capture the crown and possibly an MVP award in the process.
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