Miguel Cabrera could win the triple crown

Could we be witnessing the first Triple Crown season since Yaz in 1967?

9/5/12 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

August 31, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) reacts at bat against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIREEarlier in the season, Josh Hamilton was on pace to win the Triple Crown in the AL, and Matt Kemp was doing the same in the NL.

Since then, Kemp made a couple trips to the DL and Hamilton's batting average has cooled off considerably, so neither are really in legitimate contention anymore.

That doesn't mean we can't see a Triple Crown winner this year, however.

After Mike Trout's 0-for-4 night, Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has moved up to the top of the AL in batting average. He's within striking distance in HR and RBI, trailing Hamilton by only 4 HR and 1 RBI.

The HR will definitely be the hardest part, especially since Hamilton's dip in batting average hasn't really slowed his HR pace very much. Still, a couple great games from Cabrera could put him right on top.

What do you think... is Cabrera capable of pulling it off?
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