Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera adds another milestone, irked by losses

HOUSTON — Detroit Tigers veteran Miguel Cabrera is a member of an exclusive club, joining Hank Aaron and Albert Pujols.

They’re the only players in MLB history with at least 3,000 hits, 500 home runs and 600 doubles. At some point, Cabrera will reflect on his milestones and accomplishments across his 20-year career.

But that’s not his priority right now.

“I don’t really know what to say,” Cabrera said before Sunday’s series finale vs. the Houston Astros. “It was nice to see my name with theirs, but at the same time, I’m focused right now on winning games. We’ve been losing too many games, and right now it doesn’t matter.”

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Tigers' Miguel Cabrera taps Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) on the head after hitting a two-run double against the Astros during the third inning Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Houston. It was Cabrera's 600th career double.

Cabrera notched his 600th double in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the Astros, becoming the 18th player in MLB history to do so. The 39-year-old drilled a sixth-pitch curveball from Astros left-hander Framber Valdez to the left-field corner at Minute Maid Park.

The historic double plated two runs for a 2-0 Tigers lead.

But the Tigers squandered the advantage, as well as a dominant start from left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, in the eighth inning. The Tigers finished 1-for-16 with runners in scoring position and stranded nine runners on the bases.

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