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Miguel Cabrera a concern as Detroit Tigers face Oakland Athletics

American League hitter Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit

(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

As the Tigers face the Athletics in Game 3 of a tied American League Division Series, the most explosive performer on either team has so far been a dud.

It’s not necessarily Miguel Cabrera’s fault that he’s 2-for-8 – both singles – through the first two games. An abdominal strain has robbed him of his gargantuan power. But it’s particularly disconcerting for a Tigers team that probably needs...

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