Tigers beat Indians, Miguel Cabrera has 10th consecutive 100 RBI season
The Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Tuesday in Detroit. Tigers’ third baseman Miguel Cabrera joined an elite group during the game.
According to MLive.com, Cabrera is one of just six players in baseball history to knock in at least 100 runs in 10 consecutive seasons. Dating back to 1901, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Alex Rodriguez, Al Simmons and Albert Pujols are the other five to accomplish the feat.
According to MLB.com, Cabrera joins Foxx Pujols and Rodriguez as the only four with that many seasons of 100 RBIs age 29 or younger.
Cabrera hit a double in a 1-1 game in the fifth inning off Indians’ pitcher Justin Masterson to drive in Torii Hunter for his 100th RBI of the season.
“Nothing surprises me that that guy does,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “I hate to say that I take him for granted, but we’ve been together quite a while now. He’s awful good. Everybody knows that.”
Cabrera is hitting .361 with 32 home runs and 100 RBIs this season. He is an eight time All-Star and was the 2012 AL MVP and he also won the Triple Crown award that season.