Miguel Cabrera was crown the American League batting champion Sunday and he did not even have to swing a bat!
Cabrera became the first player to win the AL batting title four times in a five year span since Wade Boggs won four straight from 1985-1988.
Cabrera didn't play for Detroit on Sunday after hitting a two-run home run in Saturday's loss to the White Sox. Cabrera finished the season with a .338 average, well ahead of Boston's Xander Bogaerts.
"He's very gifted with the bat," Ausmus said. "I haven't come across a hitter like Miggy."
Cabrera ended the longest homerless drought of his career and finished with three hits as the Detroit Tigers lost 4-3 to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. Cabrera's 18th home run deflected off the top of the wall in center field just past Adam Eaton's reach for a one-run Detroit lead in the sixth.
Cabrera did not play Sunday in the season finale.
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