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Triple Crown update: Miguel Cabrera four home runs away

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

This baseball must have wronged Miguel Cabrera in some way, because this is some serious punishment being doled out:

That was the 42nd homer of the season for the Tigers' superstar, bringing him to within four homers of Chris Davis for the major-league lead. With that in mind, let's check out the triple crown standings right now.

Batting average

1. Cabrera, .360
2. Mike Trout, .330
3. Adrian Beltre, .327
4. Joe Mauer, .324

Menacing lead, Miggy.

Home runs

1. Davis, 46
2. Cabrera, 42
3. Encarnacion, 33

So it's a two-horse race.

Runs Batted In

1. Cabrera, 128
2. Davis, 118
3. Edwin Encarnacion, 95
3. Adam Jones, 95

If not for Davis, it would be laughable.

Too bad Cabrera doesn't play in the NL. The leaders are .335 (Yadier Molina), 31 (Pedro Alvarez and Paul Goldschmidt) and 101 (Goldschmidt), respectively.

As a reminder, Cabrera won the triple crown last season in the American League and no one has ever done so in back-to-back seasons. Hall of Famers Rogers Hornsby and Ted Williams each won the triple crown twice, but neither did it in consecutive seasons.

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