Cabrera went 3-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs and a walk Thursday against the Orioles. The veteran slugger certainly responded well to Wednesday's day off, coming back Thursday with his first multi-homer performance since May. Cabrera took Alexander Wells deep in the fifth inning and did the same off Adam Plutko in the seventh for his nine and 10th long balls of the year. After being held without a homer over his first 18 games in July, Cabrera has gone yard three times in his last three contests during a 6-for-11 stretch at the plate. He's hitting .247 in 326 plate appearances overall this season with a .679 OPS that would be a career low.
Cabrera isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Twins. Cabrera had recorded extra-base hits in each of the last two games, and he went 3-for-8 with a homer, a double, three RBI, two runs and a walk. Eric Haase will serve as the designated hitter while Grayson Greiner starts behind the plate.
Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Twins. The future Hall of Famer got Detroit on the board by taking Michael Pineda deep in the sixth inning. The long ball was Cabrera's eighth of the year and first in July, and he's slashing just .221/.267/.279 in 75 plate appearances this month.
Cabrera is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers. With Detroit and Texas wrapping up their series with a day game, Cabrera will get a veteran's day off before likely rejoining the lineup Friday in Kansas City. Cabrera has gone 4-for-23 (.174 average) through the Tigers' first six games of the second half, but he's at least helped out fantasy managers by driving in seven runs over that stretch.
Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and five RBI in Monday's win over the Rangers. Cabrera delivered a vintage performance, with a bases-clearing double in the third inning putting the Tigers up 6-0 in a game they'd win 14-0. The veteran is still far from the dominant slugger he once was, but he's at least riding a modest three-game hitting streak and is capable of putting together nice box scores from time to time, though fantasy managers should keep their expectations tempered the rest of the season.