On Tuesday night against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park, Cabrera, a two-time AL MVP (2012-13), went 3-for-3 with a home run and five RBI. With the RBI output, Cabrera surpassed the 100-RBI mark in a season for the 12th time in his career and his eighth time with the Tigers, matching Hall of Famer Harry Heilmann for the most 100-RBI seasons in franchise history. His 12 career 100-RBI seasons are tied with Hall of Famer Al Simmons, Ramirez and Bonds for the sixth-most in MLB history. With the homer, the 11-time All-Star belted his 35th home run of the season, marking the fifth time in his career in which he produced 35-or-more round trippers in a season (last: 2013). In Friday night's contest against the Atlanta Braves, Cabrera belted two home runs, marking his 39th career multi-homer game and 30th with the Tigers. His 30 multi-homer games with Detroit trail only Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg, who paces the storied franchise with 32 such games.
Moreover, the two-homer performance gave him 308 round-trippers for his career with the Tigers, breaking a tie with Greenberg (306) for sole possession of third place in club history. Hall of Famer Al Kaline holds the franchise record with 399 homers in a Tigers uniform, while Norm Cash ranks second with 373 home runs. During a three-game stretch from September 27th-30th, the 2012 Triple Crown winner went 8-for-11 with six runs scored, a double, four home runs and 11 RBI. The Venezuelan native finished his excellent season on a 10-game hitting streak, dating back to September 22nd.
Other noteworthy performances last week included the aforementioned Cano; Miguel's teammates Justin Upton (.300, 3 HR, 5 RBI,.800 SLG) and Justin Verlander (1-1, 0.61 ERA, 14.2 IP, 20 SO); Robinson's teammate Nori Aoki (.455, 10 H, 3 2B, 4 RBI); 2016 MLB home run leader Mark Trumbo (.440, 11 H, 2 2B, 4 RBI) of the Baltimore Orioles; and Aaron Sanchez (2-0, 1.38 ERA, 13.0 IP, 16 SO) of the Toronto Blue Jays.
In recognition of his American League Player of the Week Award, Miguel Cabrera will be awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.