Miguel Cabrera Triple Crown Within Grasp
The Miguel Cabrera Triple Crown win might be just two days away. As the Detroit Tigers' sluggers heads into the final two games of the 2012 MLB season, he now leads the American League in batting average, home runs and RBIs. With an amazing 4-for-5 night on Monday (October 1), Cabrera boosted his average to .329 on the year.
That mark is just ahead of Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels (.325) giving Cabrera a bit of a lead heading into the final two games. He also leads the AL in home runs with 44, placing himself just ahead of the 43 that Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers has. In the category of RBIs, Cabrera is now 10 ahead of the closest guy.
While Texas is still competing to win the AL West over the Oakland Athletics, the Tigers have officially clinched the AL Central. There is nothing left for the Tigers to play for and the team is going to have to travel to play the No. 2 seed in the 2012 AL Playoffs. This is where it gets interesting with Cabrera, because manager Jim Leyland could decide to rest his superstar player.
The Detroit Tigers play the Kansas City Royals twice in the next two days, giving Miguel Cabrera the perfect opportunity to pad his statistics. It should get very interesting to see if he continues to pull away in all three categories or if Hamilton and Trout finish their respective seasons strong to take away his opportunity.
Do you think that Cabrera can win the MLB Triple Crown? Does he become a unanimous MVP if he wins the Triple Crown?