Miguel Cabrera hits two homers, drives in five as the Tigers trounce the Twins


Lots of afternoon baseball today. The biggest individual performance out of these early games came from Miguel Cabrera, who put on a hitting clinic while helping the Tigers trounce the Twins 13-1.

Cabrera went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI. He hit an RBI single in the first and then hit a two-run homer in the sixth off of Brian Duensing and another two-run homer in the seventh off of J.R. Graham.

On Twitter I saw a reasonably large sports media account refer to this game as “vintage Miguel Cabrera.” Nah, it’s pretty contemporary Miguel Cabrera, actually. This is the third time he’s hit two bombs in a game this season, the last time being against these same Twins two weeks ago. Cabrera is now hitting .328/.437/.568 with eight home runs, 26 RBI.

I’d say that reports of him departing his prime have been greatly exaggerated.