Miguel Cabrera plays Superman in leading his Detroit Tigers past the Houston Astros.
The 30-year-old Venezuelan ballplayer hit two home runs, finished 4-for-4, and tied a career high with six RBIs to help lead the Tigers’ to a 17-2 mauling of the Astros on Saturday night.
Cabrera drove in six runs for the fifth time in his career. The last time was against Oakland on September 18, 2012. Cabrera has 10 hits in his last 20 at-bats over his past five games.
“I was feeling good out there today,” said Cabrera. “I was swinging the bat good, and when you swing the bat good, good things happen.”
Meanwhile, Torii Hunter had four hits and drove in two runs as every Tigers starter had a hit. Victor Martinez drove in four and had a two-run homer in the ninth. The 17 runs are the most scored by the Tigers since Sept. 4, 2011, when they had 18 against the White Sox.
“He’s awful good; that’s in the books,” Detroit manager Jim Leyland said of Cabrera. “Obviously, he’s a special player, but a lot of guys did well tonight. … We had a lot of guys that did some good things tonight. It’s one of those where you play a game every now and then where you hit it hard it falls in, you hit it soft it falls in. It’s one of those games.”