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Miguel Cabrera's Hitting Streak Ends At 12 Games

The Tigers came from behind to beat the Twins, 8-7, on Tuesday night, executing to perfection Leyland's strategy of small ball in the eighth inning.

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Lost in the win to close out the month of May (and the day Florida returned his license to drive) was the end of Miguel Cabrera's 12-game hitting streak. He went 0-for-2 with three walks (two intentional) on the evening. Ironically, he was the only Tiger who registered an at bat without a run or run batted in.

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During the 12-game hitting streak, Cabrera hit .333/.375/1.019 with five doubles, three home runs, and nine RBI. It was Cabrera's second hitting streak of the season that lasted 10 or more games. Cabrera had three hitting streaks of 10 or more games last season, including his career high 20-game hitting streak from June 19 through July 16. In his nine seasons, Cabrera has had 16 career hitting streaks of 10 or more games. (Strictly for comparative purposes, Albert Pujols has had 22 such streaks in his career and Alex Rodriguez has had 27. Mark Teixeira has 10 similar streaks.)

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I don't think we've seen Cabrera's last.