MLB: Miggy Cabrera hasn’t done this for five years and is chasing two great Dominicans

The Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera recorded a two-homer, three-hit game Thursday night for the second time this season for the Detroit Tigers, the other on May 21 in Kansas City. I hadn’t done it in Comerica Park in almost five full years, the last time it came on July 31, 2016.

Those numbers were looked over his shoulder as he stepped into the batter’s box. On two occasions, he was able to do a home run jog, look out as he circled first base and smile as the Tigers staff hastily changed cards and updated the numbers. Also, Miggy chases Albert Pujols and David Ortiz in more games of at least two home runs (43) since 2003:

Despite his 496 and 497 career home runs, both on his jog and in the Tigers’ third straight win, his reaction was almost as important. He has always focused more on team success than individual milestones.

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When he won the Triple Crown in 2012, he needed his teammate, Prince Fielder, to tell him to enjoy it in the middle of a playoff race. The smile on his face, the rebound in his stride Thursday made it clear that he was enjoying this, in part because his teammates are enjoying it with him.

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. BA in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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