Among his highlights, the 11-year veteran put together a four-game stretch with multiple hits from August 9th-12th, three of which came against the New York Yankees in the Bronx where the slugger batted .538 (7-for-13) with a double, three homers, five RBI and four runs scored in the three-game set with the Bombers. After launching a homer and collecting three RBI in a narrow 4-3 loss to the Yanks in the series-opener on August 9th, the eight-time All-Star went 3-for-5 the next day with a solo shot and two runs scored to lead Detroit to a 9-3 triumph. On August 18th, Miguel provided what would be the game's difference with a 2-for-3 effort, connecting on another home run and tallying three RBI as the Tigers defeated the Kansas City Royals, 6-3, at Comerica Park. Finally, in a return trip to New York City to square off against the Mets, the 2012 A.L. MVP went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored on August 25th to help Detroit to an 11-3 victory and a three-game sweep at Citi Field.
The 2012 A.L. Triple Crown winner has put together another stellar season heading into the final month. Entering play today, Miguel leads the A.L. in batting average (.355), RBI (130), on-base percentage (.446), slugging percentage (.676) and total bases (329), is tied for first in runs scored (95), ranks second in homers (43), intentional walks (17) and extra-base hits (69), is tied for second in hits (173) and is third in walks (77). Cabrera is four home runs behind Baltimore's Chris Davis for the A.L. lead in his bid for an unprecedented second consecutive Triple Crown.
Others receiving votes included Alfonso Soriano (.257, 11 HR, 31 RBI, 21 R) of the New York Yankees; Adrian Beltre (.381, 5 HR, 21 RBI, 20 R) of the Texas Rangers; and Mike Trout (.337, 6 HR, 16 RBI, 19 R, 25 BB) of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The Budweiser Presents American League Player of the Month, Miguel Cabrera, will receive a specially designed trophy, suitably engraved, for his accomplishment.