Cabrera Hits 40th Homer in Win over Royals

Cabrera Hits 40th Homer in Win over Royals

By Stefanie Pohl. CREATED Aug 19, 2013

Miguel Cabrera is on fire. Last year's Triple Crown winner is pacing ahead of where he was in 2012, all while not being at 100%.

The Tigers took the series against the Kansas City Royals, winning three of five games at Comerica Park, thanks in large part to their third baseman.

Cabrera's walk-off home run in the 9th Saturday night gave the Tigers the win, and on Sunday he continued his attack on the Royals' pitchers by hitting a two-run homer in the first inning and getting another RBI on a single in the third. reports that according to STATS, Cabrera has joined Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx as the third player since 1921 "to have at least 40 homers and 120 RBIs while batting .350 or better through 116 games."

In taking the series over the Royals, the Tigers now lead the AL Central by 8 1/2 games over Kansas City, and 7 games over Cleveland. 

Sunday was also a big game for pitcher Max Scherzer, whose record now stands at 18-1. Cy Young watch anyone?

The Tigers have the day off today, but will play hosts to the Minnesota Twins beginning tomorrow, August 20th.