KANSAS CITY, Mo.—
Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers joined an elite group Wednesday night.
Cabrera was 0-for-2 in the Tigers 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals, but it didn't matter. He still finished as the first Triple Crown winner in baseball since Carl Yastrzemski did it in 1967.
Cabrera finished the season with a .330 average, 44 home runs, and 139 runs batted in, leading the American League in all three categories. It's the 16th Triple Crown season in Major League Baseball history, and Cabrera is the 14th player to accomplish the feat.
The Tigers will next play on Saturday night when they host the Oakland A's in Game One of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6:07 p.m.