Kansas City Royals Miguel Cabrera honored before Wednesday’s game Detroit Tigers‘ Legend later demonstrated that he could still use the old-fashioned heater
Cabrera, who is retiring after this season, delivered the game-winning single in a 3–2 victory in his final appearance in Kansas City. The 41-year-old is not expected to start Thursday afternoon’s match but could be used as a pinch hitter in the four-match series finale.
Cabrera grounded out against Carlos Hernandez in the sixth inning and threw the right-hander’s 100 mph fastball to center field on the fifth pitch of the at-bat.
“It was an unbelievable batting,” Tigers said manager AJ Hinch. “He struggled himself and the ball was far enough away from him to hit the patented Miggy single – something we’ve seen as a youngster, we’ve seen as a middle age player and now we’re seeing it as an older player.” Experienced players are watching as
“It’s as if there’s never any doubt that he’s going to do something. In those moments, he remains quite calm.”
The RBI was just his 15th of the season for Cabrera, who is capping off an impressive 21-year career that included 3,131 hits and 508 homers.
The two-time American League MVP, four-time batting champion and 12-time All-Star is the only player since 1967 to win the Triple Crown as he led the league in batting (.330), homers (44) and RBIs (. Did. 139) in 2012.
before Wednesday’s game, Royal Family Legend George Brett and current eight-time All-Star Salvador Pérez were part of a pregame ceremony that honored Cabrera. Cabrera, who finished the 2012 Triple Crown season with a series in Kansas City, received a framed photo collection titled “Triple Crown Royalty”.
Cabrera said after the win, “It’s a great honor that he did this for me.” “I appreciate it. I always want to say thank you to them for everything they do for me. They make my life better.”
Tigers Has won 3-2 twice in this series. Royal FamilyTuesday’s win 11-10
Kansas City stranded runners on first and third in the ninth on Wednesday before losing for the 10th time in the last 13 games.
Michael Massey had an RBI double in the contest for his only hit in 15 at-bats since the All-Star break. He is 5 for 31 (.161) this month.
“It’s been hard to get hit movies lately,” Massey said. “Whenever they drop, it’s good. I try to follow a process and try to bat well and hit the ball hard.”
Royal Family It was announced that veteran right-hander Zack Greinke (1-9, 5.44 ERA) would be activated from the injured list on Thursday to start the Finals. Greinke last pitched on July 4 against the Minnesota Twins before leaving in the sixth inning with shoulder soreness.
Greinke, 39, gave up six runs and seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in the loss. He served up three homers, struck out three and walked none.
Greinke went winless in his last 11 starts in his second season with Kansas City.
Greinke is 13-8 with a 2.81 ERA in 33 appearances (30 starts) against Tigers, He received a no decision on May 24 against Detroit when he allowed one run and four hits over five innings.
Cabrera is 13 of 43 (.302) with one homer and 14 strikeouts against Greinke.
All-Star right-hander Michael Lorenzen (4-6, 3.75) will start for Detroit.
Lorenzen, 31, won his last two starts, allowing a total of five hits and no runs in 11 2/3 innings.
Lorenzen is 0-1 with a 4.63 ERA in two starts against Royal Family In this weather. Overall, he is 0–1 with a 4.26 ERA in three games (two starts) against Kansas City.
Pérez is 2 for 6 with a homer against Lorenzen.
–Field Level Media