Miguel Cabrera keeps things light after shocking ending on Thursday


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The Detroit Tigers picked up a 3-0 win over the New York Yankees on Thursday.

It was more eventful than a simple shutout.

The game featured a pitching duel between Jordan Montgomery (one run allowed in six innings of work) and Michael Pineda (five scoreless frames).

Oh, and he also featured Miguel Cabrera’s pursuit of his 3,000th hit: He’s currently at 2,999 and the next one will have historic implications.

It would have been cool to reach the milestone against the Yankees, but manager Aaron Boone certainly didn’t think so.

With the game 1-0 in favor of the Tigers, Cabrera went to bat in the bottom of the eighth.

There were two outs and two men on base.

Boone, however, opted to award first base to Cabrera via an intentional walk and take a shot at left-handed hitter Austin Meadows.

Left-hander Lucas Luetge was on the mound for the Bombers.

Boone preferred his left-handed pitcher to face Meadows hitting left instead of Cabrera hitting right.

However, it was Meadows who netted a brace that scored two more points and made the game 3-0.

Not only did Boone’s decision backfire, but he is now public enemy number one in Detroit.

Cabrera will have more chances

Fans booed her decision like there was no tomorrow.

Cabrera, meanwhile, wasn’t nervous, mad or tense after the game.

On the contrary, he was loose and relaxed.

“Miguel Cabrera came out of the club laughing and shouting ‘this is the beautiful game of baseball’ and then met up with some of his friends and family,” ESPN’s Marly Rivera tweeted.

Fortunately for the Tigers and Cabrera, there is a tomorrow: they will face the Colorado Rockies this weekend at Comerica Park.




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