Miguel Cabreraand the resurgent Detroit Tigers picked up where they left off coming out of the All-Star break.
The same can be said for the Baltimore Orioles, but with much bleaker results.
Cabrera looks to continue his torrid stretch and help the Tigers extend their longest winning streak of the season against the sputtering Orioles on Saturday.
Cabrera is hitting .477 with four homers and 12 RBIs during Detroit’s 9-3 stretch that has helped the club re-establish itself as a contender in the AL Central race.
The All-Star break didn’t slow down the third baseman or the Tigers (45-42). He had two hits with a solo homer as Detroit opened this three-game set with a 7-2 victory Friday.
The Tigers’ six-game win streak is their longest since a 12-game run in September.
“We had a little break from each other, saw our families and did whatever we needed to do for a few days,” winning pitcher Doug Fister said. “We came back, reconvened, and we played well together. That’s the biggest key for us.”
Cabrera is another key, and that may continue against Baltimore (45-41). He has a career .364 average with 11 homers and 34 RBIs versus the Orioles, going 10 for 16 with six RBIs while homering in each of the last four meetings. He’s the first Tiger to homer in four straight games against Baltimore since Chet Lemon in 1982-83.
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