Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Detroit already has the AL Central locked
up, but Miguel Cabrera improved his chances of winning the Triple Crown on
Cabrera went 2-for-3 with two RBI, but it was not enough as the Kansas City
Royals took a 4-2 win over the Tigers in the next to last game of the season
Cabrera moved his batting average to .331 on the season and drove in his 138th
and 139th runs of the season. Along with his 44 home runs, he leads the
American League in all three categories, although his lead in homers is just
one ahead of Texas' Josh Hamilton.
Should Cabrera find himself at the top of all three at the end of the season
on Wednesday, he would be the first Triple Crown winner in either league
since Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox in 1967.
Alcides Escobar went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI while Jeff
Francoeur added a solo homer for the Royals, who had lost eight of nine coming
into the game. Jeremy Guthrie (5-3) gave up two runs on five hits in six
innings to win his fifth straight decision.
Doug Fister (10-10) was touched for three runs on seven hits with a pair of
walks and strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings for the Tigers, who had a three-game
winning streak stopped.
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