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Josh Hamilton Out For Texas, Boosting Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown Chances

Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera currently leads the American League in batting at .333 (Mike Trout is second at .324) and RBIs with 130 (Josh Hamilton is second with 123). Cabrera trails Hamilton in the third Triple Crown category, home runs, 42 to 41. But Cabrera could overtake Hamilton this weekend with the Texas slugger out due to injury, according to ESPN Dallas (via Chris Iott of MLive):

Hamilton still has vision issues and is recovering from a sinus infection. He'll miss the entire series.

Cabrera has hit five home runs in his last six games for the Tigers. If he is able to supplant Hamilton and maintain his lead in all three categories, he'd become the first player since 1967 to win a Triple Crown. He has already established new career highs in home runs and RBIs this season and his .333 average is the second best mark of his career.

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