Triple Crown Watch: Cabrera Won’t Back Into Crown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera won’t back into the Triple Crown.

The Detroit third baseman plans to start the final game of the regular season today as he stalks the first Triple Crown in 45 years.

Now, though, the spotlight shifts squarely to the broad shoulders of Cabrera, who started at third base in last night’s 4-2 loss at Kansas City. He had a pair of singles and drove in two runs in his first two at-bats before flying out to right and leaving the game in the fifth inning.

Cabrera leads the American League in batting average (.331), homers (44) and RBIs (139) — the Triple Crown, last achieved by Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski (yah-STREM’-skee) in 1967.

Source: Associated Press