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Cabrera’s Historic Season And Gutsy Play Put Him Over The Top For AL MVP

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The Triple Crown is out there, tantalizingly, the AL MVP too, a couple of pieces of ripened fruit just begging to be plucked from the branch.

And here is the truly amazing thing about Miguel Cabrera’s sock-it-to-me September: For much of the month, following an ankle sprain in late August, he has practically been swinging on one foot.

“It’s helped me stay more focused,” Cabrera said Wednesday afternoon, hours after bludgeoning the Athletics in Tuesday night’s series opener for two homers, six RBI and moving into the AL lead in batting average (.333), RBI (129) and into a tie for second in homers (40, behind Josh Hamilton’s 42). “It’s crazy, man.

“But it’s getting better.”

At this point, with these numbers, Cabrera needs more focus like a wasp needs a sharper stinger.

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