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Miguel Cabrera Sets Career High In Home Runs

Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera added another chapter on Tuesday night to what is shaping up to be a legendary career, setting a career high in home runs when he hit his 40th of the season in the eighth inning of Detroit's 12-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics. The homer moved Cabrera to only two behind Josh Hamilton for the American League lead, putting the league's Triple Crown well within the grasp of Cabrera, who currently leads the league in both average and RBI.

Cabrera also set a career in RBI on Friday night, with 129. That bests the 127 runs that he batted in during his first season in Detroit. He also became the first Tiger to hit 40 home runs since Cecil Fielder in 1991.

Thanks, though, to Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg, Cabrera is far, far away from setting franchise records in average (Cobb's .420 in 1911), homers (Greenberg's 58 in 1938) and RBI (Greenberg's 183 in 1937). The 2012 Tigers, though, probably aren't complaining.

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