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Pat Caputo: Detroit Tigers Cabrera And Peralta Should Have Won Silver Slugger Awards

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Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers stands on base after an RBI single against the New York Yankees in the sixth inning of Game Two of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on October 2, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers stands on base after an RBI single against the New York Yankees in the sixth inning of Game Two of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on October 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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Good for Alex Avila, but Miguel Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta both also deserved Silver Slugger Awards. Last I looked, the Red Sox faded down the stretch and the Tigers won their division convincingly. A main reason: Miguel Cabrera did his best work in 2011 when it mattered most – and Adrian Gonzalez, who won the Silver Slugger at first base, didn’t. Cabrera won the batting title, as well. In the second half of the season, Gonzalez had 10 home runs and 40 RBI.

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