KANSAS CITY, Mo. ó Miguel Cabrera is in the Detroit Tigersí starting lineup for their regular-season finale Wednesday night in Kansas City as he closes in on baseballís first Triple Crown in 45 years.
Cabrera is hitting third and playing third base.
Cabrera began the day leading the American League in batting average at .331, home runs with 44 and RBIs with 139. The Angelsí Mike Trout was seven points back in the race for the batting crown, while the Rangersí Josh Hamilton was one homer back.
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