Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
2 months ago

Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs, three RBI and three runs in the Tigers important 6-2 victory over the Braves on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

This win and the Blue Jays loss moves the Tigers within 0.5 games of the final wild card spot. Manager Brad Ausmus admitted this week that Cabrera has been dealing with a knee issue, but it sure doesn't look like it in his stat line. Cabrera is 10-for-15 (.667) with 13 RBI in the last four games, and he has four homers in the last three. He is two homers shy of his first 40-home run season since 2013.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
2 months ago

Cabrera (knee) remains in the lineup Thursday, hitting third and manning first base against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

He hit a home run and narrowly missed hitting a second big fly in Wednesday's rain-shortened game, and while manager Brad Ausmus admitted after the game that Cabrera is hobbled by a knee issue, it seems unlikely he will miss time as long as the Tigers stay in the postseason hunt. They enter Thursday one game back of the Orioles in the hunt for the second wild card spot in the American League.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
2 months ago

Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in Wednesday's game against Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera thought his first-inning drive was gone, only to watch it hit off the wall. His fifth-inning drive, on the other hand, had little doubt, a classic Cabrera opposite-field swing toward the right-field corner. The slugger's 36th home run of the season was his 306th as a Tiger, tying him with Hank Greenberg for third in franchise history. It wound up being a game-winning deep fly as the game would end after five innings due to rain. Cabrera is hitting .400 with 14 RBI and three home runs over his last 11 games to help the Tigers stay in the playoff hunt.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
2 months ago

Manager Brad Ausmus indicated that Cabrera is hobbled by a "contusion" and has "got some fluid in his knee, so it's going to be sore sometimes," Matthew B. Mowery of the Oakland Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera's injury doesn't appear to be anything serious and he played the entire game (rain shortened it to five innings). Given the Tigers' current battle for a playoff spot, it would likely require a lot for the veteran slugger to miss a contest. Regardless, it may be something worth monitoring ahead of Thursday's series finale against the Indians.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
2 months ago

Cabrera went 3-for-3 with a walk, home run, five RBI and scored twice in Tuesday's blowout win over the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

It's tough to tell if the Indians were trying very hard after clinching the division the night before, but Cabrera certainly didn't miss out on his chance to rack up the stats. His five-RBI effort upped his season total to 102, and earned Cabrera his 12th 100-RBI season, tying him for sixth in MLB history. The slugger also passed icon Joe DiMaggio to move into 48th on the all-time list with 1,537 career RBI. Cabrera will have no reason to ease off the gas pedal in the final days of the season, as the Tigers sit just a game back from a playoff berth.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
3 months ago

Cabrera became the 100th player in Major League history to get his 2,500 career hit when he ripped a single in the third-inning of Sunday's game against Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera is just the eighth hitter to get their 2,500 hit in their age-33 season. He joins Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb, ARod, Robin Young, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx and Rogers Hornsby in that exclusive club. The hit came after Miggy was plunked on the right hand by Bauer in the first inning. "Sore, very sore," was Miggy's description after the game. He was seen flexing it throughout the game, but he hopes Monday's rest day will be just what the doctor ordered to be able to play Tuesday.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
3 months ago

Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a double and walk in Saturday's 1-0 extra-inning loss to the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

The perennial All-Star was the only Tigers player to notch multiple hits, as eight Indians relievers teamed to neutralize their lineup after Carlos Carrasco was forced from the game with a hand injury after just two pitches. Cabrera now has four multi-hit efforts in September along with five homers, with Saturday's double serving as his first extra-base hit of the month outside of his round-trippers.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
3 months ago

Cabrera hit a pair of solo home runs in a 4-for-5 game Monday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera now has five two-homer games in 2016. Monday's effort gives him 31 for the season, his first 30 home runs seasons since he had managed seven straight such campaigns from 2007-2013. Cabrera owns a brilliant .316/.389/.556 batting line and is showing no signs of showing down even at age 33.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
3 months ago

Cabrera goes 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs in his return to the lineup Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The first baseman didn't play Wednesday due to an ankle issue, and he did make an error in the field, but Cabrera led the way with his bat. He gave singled to score a run in the third and then homered to provide insurance during the seventh. But then behind by a run in the ninth, Cabrera recorded his third hit to score two more runs. Detroit won 7-6. "Miggy" is slashing .312/.385/.547 with 29 home runs, 85 RBI and 74 runs in 494 at-bats this season.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
3 months ago

Cabrera (ankle) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera sat out the Tigers' last game Wednesday to give his ankle some rest, but he will return to action Friday night following a team off day. As he regularly does, Cabrera will start at first base and hit third in the Tigers' batting order.