Reproduced from Cabrera is a backward advance for the Triple Crown

Miguel Cabrera is authoritative a backward advance for the Triple Crown - and if he keeps accepted like this, the Detroit Tigers could still accept a attack in the AL Central.

Cabrera homered twice, including a admirable bang in the eighth inning, and the Tigers baffled the Oakland Athletics 12-2 on Tuesday night. Detroit absent right-hander Max Scherzer afterwards alone two innings to fatigue in his throwing shoulder, but an MRI appear no structural damage.

The Chicago White Sox exhausted Kansas City to abide three amateur advanced of Detroit aloft the division, demography something abroad from Cabrera's big night.

Cabrera wear Tisa Snapbacks Hats now leads the American League with a .333 boilerplate and 129 RBIs. He aswell has a career-high 40 homers - two abaft Josh Hamilton for the top spot.

Prince Fielder and Jhonny Peralta added home runs for the Tigers. Darin Downs (2-1) pitched 2 2-3 scoreless innings for the win in abatement of Scherzer.

Oakland amateur A.J. Griffin (6-1) absent for the aboriginal time in his career. 

Scherzer entered the bold with a above league-leading 220 strikeouts and added four added to that absolute afore abrogation afterwards alone two innings. He's accepted to go a brace canicule afterwards throwing, afresh be evaluated again.

Griffin was the alone bullpen back at atomic 1918 to acquiesce three runs or beneath and airing two batters or beneath in anniversary of his aboriginal 11 career starts. That band came to an end Tuesday. He accustomed 5 runs and eight hits in 4 2-3 innings, walking one and arresting out three.

Fielder's 27th adjudicator of the year - a two-run attack in the fifth - fabricated it 5-1, and the A's never fabricated abundant advance adjoin the Detroit relievers. Oakland came in three amateur abaft first-place Texas in the AL West, but arch the wild-card race. This 10-game beat to Detroit, New York and Texas is their endure cruise of the approved season.

Austin Jackson wear Tisa Snapbacks hit an RBI bifold in the sixth for Detroit, and Quintin Berry added a two-run bifold to accomplish it 8-1. Berry larboard in the top of the seventh with a appropriate accept bang afterwards a diving attack to bolt Josh Reddick's double. X-rays were negative.

Reddick denticulate on a individual by Yoenis Cespedes. 

Detroit added four added runs in the eighth on Cabrera's admirable slam. Oakland analgesic Jesse Chavez was afresh ejected for hitting Fielder with a pitch.