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Video: Miguel Cabrera homers to put Tigers in front in Game 5 of ALDS

Oct 10, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT

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Tigers’ slugger Miguel Cabrera picked a big moment for his first extra-base hit of the ALDS.

Cabrera launched a two-run homer off A’s rookie right-hander Sonny Gray in the top of the fourth inning to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead in this decisive Game 5. It followed a one-out single by Torii Hunter and ended an 11-inning scoreless streak for Gray during the series. Cabrera might not be 100 percent right now, but it’s still dangerous to give him a fastball over the middle of the plate. This time, it landed in the left field seats. You can check out the video of the home run below:

Things could have been much worse for the A’s, as Gray loaded the bases after the Cabrera homer, but he was able to wiggle out of the jam by getting Omar Infante to ground out. Still, he’s not long for this game.

While the Tigers have grabbed the early lead against Gray, Justin Verlander is dominating on the mound. He has yet to allow a baserunner over his first three innings of work and has struck out five batters. A’s fans will have to hope that they aren’t witnessing a repeat of Game 5 of ALDS last year.

  1. dhalb34 - Oct 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    It’s what the A’s get for letting Detroit off the hook in game four. You can’t put it back into Verlander’s hands. Oh well…

  2. historiophiliac - Oct 10, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Boom!

  3. rbj1 - Oct 10, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Hmm, getting interesting after 5.

  4. daveitsgood - Oct 10, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    The umpire doesn’t need to help Verlander with that “outside” corner the way he’s throwing in the zone.

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