Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera had a pretty good week -- at the Twins' expense.
On Tuesday, he drove in his 100th run of the season, his fifth consecutive 100-RBI season.
On Wednesday, he reached the 30-homer plateau for the sixth consecutive year -- the past five with Detroit -- with an impressive opposite-field drive off Cole De Vries. It was so impressive that Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said, "He hit that ball like a lefthander hits it."
The last Tigers player to drive in 100 runs in five consecutive seasons was Charlie Gehringer, from 1932 to '36. And Cabrera broke a tie with Hank Greenberg and Cecil Fielder for the Tigers' record for consecutive 30-homer seasons.
"Detroit has seen a lot of great players," Cabrera said. "The great Al Kaline. Ty Cobb. They have seen a lot of Hall of Famers. Those guys did unbelievable things."
Addison Reed entered the weekend with 21 saves, tying him with Salome Barojas for the White Sox rookie record.
One bright spot for the Indians in the second half has been reliever Cody Allen, a 23rd-round draft pick in 2011 who pitched 121/3 scoreless innings after being called up from Class AAA Columbus. That's the longest debut run by a Cleveland reliever since 1984.
Tim Collins has set a Royals season record for strikeouts by a lefthanded reliever (he had 80 entering the weekend). He's only 22, so get used to a lot of Collins-Joe Mauer late-inning matchups.
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