The Tigers won the game but the young fan won the night.
After making the grab using his cap along the first base line, he could be seen yelling to Cabrera who smiled and responded.
Between innings Cabrera came over to meet him, giving the boy his bat and some gloves.
"I just told Miggy I got his back," the boys said. "He needed to be fired up. He was bored. He looked bored out there. He just said 'You wait there.'
"At first I thought he was telling me to back away, stop talking. Then I see him bring this bat and I'm like 'Oh my gosh.'"
The sideline reporter asked him if despite his Indians gear, if Cabrera has become one of his favorite players.
He was not so sure.
"He's still on Detroit ..." he said. "I've got to thank Miguel Cabrera and my buddy John."