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Miguel Cabrera a concern as Detroit Tigers face Oakland Athletics

American League hitter Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit

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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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Vote: 2013 MLB postseason awards

This composite image shows Los Angeles Angels of

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It's a different season, but it's the same debate for AL MVP.

With the MLB season winding down, it's time to think about who will win each of baseball's most prestigious awards. Just like last year, the most debated award will be for AL MVP, where Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera square off in their "sabermetrics vs. Triple Crown" rematch of last...

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