Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera Overcomes Mini-Slump, Gets Back on Track

By Connor Muldowney
Miguel Cabrera
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It’s hard to see Miguel Cabrera ever experiencing a slump of any sort, especially judging by the way he’s been hitting the ball in 2013. The Detroit Tigers slugger has been having his best year so far– and that’s a scary thought.

In the nine games leading up until the most recent series with the Baltimore Orioles, the reigning MVP had just five hits. That’s a 5 for 27 mark and a .183 average for the better part of two weeks. He may have been on a mini-slump, but his average didn’t see the results of it as badly.

Frustratingly enough, he was on a tear in the weeks leading up to the recent drought. He has seen his average drop from a stellar .368 to a still-impressive .352 in just a couple weeks. During the poor stretch, he had just one home run and three RBIs — quite foreign for a guy who had 66 RBIs through the first 58 games.

Monday night was a different story as the slugger broke out in a big way. With three hits, a home run and two RBIs, Cabrera had quite the comeback game and upped his average to a still-sizzling .358 and has finally passed the 70-RBI mark after waiting a little over a week to get there.

Leading the league’s best offensive team in every statistical category, it would take a record slump to knock this guy down. He’s a hitting machine and a Triple Crown threat for the second straight season.

Facing Orioles pitcher Zach Britton tonight could also be good news for Cabrera. He’s 2-3 against him lifetime with three walks against the Baltimore starter. Looks like he’s afraid of Miguel– most pitchers are.

If he just ended his slump with a hot streak, the next 100 games could see many records broken by the big man.

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