Miguel Cabrera entered Thursday's game against the Oakland A's nursing a 14 at-bat hitless streak. He broke it in a big way to help lead the Tigers to a 10-6 victory in the first game of the series against the A's.
The Athletics started with an early lead as Kila Ka'aihue launched a two run homer in the second inning, but Detroit had other things in mind. Buoyed by two of Cabrera's eventual four hits along with a two run double by Alex Avila, the Tigers exploded for eight runs in the third inning and never looked back from that point.
Detroit knocked in another run in the fifth inning to boost their lead to 10-2. Oakland tried to make it interesting as they put four on the board in the eighth inning but it was too little, too late and the early defect proved too much for them as the game ended 10-6. Cabrera's four hits and three RBI led the Tigers, good news for a guy who had looked hopeless at the plate just a few games back. In fact, every starting hitter on the squad got a hit except for Prince Fielder in a 17 hit effort for a team that had only scored nine runs in their entire last series.