Miguel Cabrera hits his 40th home run, ties Dimaggio on all-time list
The day after he capped a Detroit Tigers victory with a walk-off home run (his 39th), 3B Miguel Cabrera continued his assault on a second-straight Triple Crown, blasting his 40th home run on Sunday afternoon against the Kansas City Royals. Watch the no-doubter (courtesy of MLB.com):
It was Cabrera’s 361 career long ball, tying Joe Dimaggio on the all-time list. Mr. Coffee never had a triple crown, though, and Cabrera (.360) currently leads the AL batting title race by 30 points over Los Angeles Angels OF Mike Trout, and the AL RBI race (120) by 9 over Baltimore Orioles Chris Davis. Davis still holds on to a tenuous 5 home run lead with 45 (also with a HR on Sunday), although the lead seems to be shrinking by the day. And we still have over a full month left! Just another race to watch in September!