Tigers’ Cabrera grabs 3rd straight batting titleMiguel Cabrera became the first player in more than two decades to win three straight AL batting titles, and Michael Cuddyer brought the NL crown to mile-high Coors Field for the eighth time in 21 years.
Cabrera fell short of his 2012 season, when the Detroit third baseman became baseball’s first Triple Crown winner since Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. Cabrera hit a career-high .348 and finished well ahead of Minnesota’s Joe Mauer, who was second at .324.
Cabrera’s 44 home runs were second to the 53 by Baltimore’s Chris Davis, and he finished second in RBI, one behind Davis’ 138. Cabrera batted .330 last year with 44 homers and 139 RBI.