Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera adds another milestone, upset at losses

HOUSTON — Detroit Tigers veteran Miguel Cabrera is a member of an exclusive club joining the ranks of Hank Aaron and Albert Pujols.

They are the only players in MLB history with at least 3,000 hits, 500 homers and 600 doubles. At some point, Cabrera will reflect on his milestones and achievements over his 20-year career.

But that’s not his priority now.

“I really don’t know what to say,” Cabrera said before Sunday’s series finale against the Houston Astros. “It was nice to see my name next to hers but at the same time my focus right now is on winning games. We’ve lost too many games and it doesn’t matter right now.”

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The Tigers' Miguel Cabrera taps Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, 27, on the head after he scored in the third inning on Saturday, the 7th. It was Cabrera's 600th career double.

Cabrera hit his 600th double in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the Astros, becoming the 18th player in MLB history to do so. The 39-year-old drilled a six-pitch curveball from Astros left-hander Framber Valdez into the left corner of Minute Maid Park at Minute Maid Park.

The historic double went over two runs for a 2-0 lead for the Tigers.

But the Tigers lost the advantage in the eighth inning and a dominant start from left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. The Tigers finished 1:16 with runners in goal position and pinned nine runners on bases.

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