Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera added to his postseason awards haul on Tuesday night by winning this year's El Festival de Jonrón -- The Home Run Festival -- in his native Venezuela. Cabrera bombed 13 homers over the course of three rounds during the home run derby, outlasting a host of fellow Venezuelans including Pablo Sandoval and Bobby Abreu.
That trophy will find a place in Cabrera's home somewhere alongside the other awards he's won this season, including the AL MVP, Triple Crown and Silver Slugger. After his victory on Tuesday night, Cabrera told reporters that he was happy to be keeping the trophy in Maracay.
It is likely the capper for Cabrera's 2012, which saw him become the first player in baseball to win the Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. On the season, Cabrera hit .330/.393/.606 with 44 home runs and 139 RBI. He easily set career highs in both homers and runs batted in, but curiously compiled his lowest OPS since 2009.