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START: Cabrera needs a hit for 3,000, Hicks’ 1st start

A glimpse of what’s happening around the majors today:

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THE MIGGY MILESTONE

Tigers star Miguel Cabrera needs another career hit for 3,000 and will try to hit the mark at Comerica Park.

Cabrera added three more hits to his Wednesday night tally in a 5-3 loss to the Yankees. With fans standing and cheering while hoping to see history, he struck in his last at bat.

Cabrera is on course to become the 33rd player in the major leagues with 3,000 hits and the first player from Venezuela to achieve the feat.

Cabrera, 39, gets his next chance when Yankees left-hander Jordan Montgomery takes on Detroit in an afternoon game.

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Hard-throwing Jordan Hicks is expected to make his first league start after 114 relief appearances for the Cardinals.

Hicks, 25, has missed considerable time since making his major league debut in 2018. He underwent Tommy John surgery, retired during the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season and had more elbow problems .

Hicks has thrown relief twice this year, totaling four innings. He will initially have limited innings and pitches as he adjusts to his new role, starting with this debut in Miami.

“There are some serious upsides to what we think is a legit starter. It’s a matter of gaining length on him. Just thinking about it, since the start of the season and keeping him healthy for 162 years, having him scheduled through this season will be the best thing for him health-wise,” the St. Louis, Oliver Marmol.

“Can you get him out of the pen and do it?” Yeah, but it’s a lot easier mentally when he knows he’s throwing,” he said.

ALTUVE OUT

The Astros will minus Jose Altuve for a stretch after the All-Star second baseman strained his left hamstring.

The 2017 AL MVP was injured on a field single in the eighth inning on Monday night and is now on the 10-day disabled list.

“It’s 10 days and we’ll reassess from there,” manager Dusty Baker said. ” He was dissapointed. He apologized, which you don’t have to. But that’s the kind of guy he is.

Baker said the Astros would split time at second base between Aledmys Díaz and Niko Goodrum while Altuve was out.

Houston made the roster move with Altuve on Wednesday and backdated it by one day. Hours later, the Astros were held to one hit by Shohei Ohtani and a pair of Angels relievers, striking out 15 times in a 6-0 loss.

INSIDE THE PARK

San Francisco right-hander Anthony DeSclafani hopes to maintain his team’s streak by preventing the ball from going over the wall.

The Giants haven’t allowed a homer since the fifth inning of a game on April 11, an 8½-game span and 307 batters.

DeSclafani takes on the Mets at Citi Field in a four-game series. New York right-hander Carlos Carrasco (0-0, 0.84) is off to a strong start after injuries marred his 2021 season.

Mets manager Buck Showalter is expected to join the team after missing a game due to an undisclosed medical procedure.

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