By Joe McDonald at 18 August, 2013, 2:54 am
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The Detroit Tigers offense went into a mini slump on Friday, scoring only one total run in a doubleheader loss to the Kansas City Royals. Miguel Cabrera wasn't going to allow that to carry over on Saturday though. After doubling to give Detroit a 4-3 lead in the fourth, Cabrera came up again leading off the ninth inning with the game tied and delivered the sixth walk-off home run of his Hall of Fame career to give the Tigers a 6-5 victory .
Of course the natural question to ask next is why would Kansas City even bother having Aaron Crow pitch to Cabrera in that position. Walking the lead-off batter isn't a great option, either, but it's better than the ultimate result.
And it may have even got Cabrera's bat out of the game all together.
From the Associated Press:
''Every at-bat, every game, you want to do something good, because I think people pay for that,'' Cabrera said.
Cabrera has been slowed by a strained lower abdomen, injured hip and banged-up left leg. He was healthy enough to take a victory lap and looked relatively comfortable rounding the bases as a sellout crowd of 41,850 cheered.
''When you hit a home run like that, you're loose, smooth,'' he said.
Who's this guy kidding? He's always smooth.