Without any pressure on his shoulders, but with the latent promise of becoming a legend, Miguel Cabrera continues to make history in the Major Leagues. This Friday the Venezuelan homered and doubled to match and beat several records.
In his Tigers' 4-2 win over the Orioles, Cabrera was more than timely.
In the third inning, against starter Jordan Lylesk, Cabrera got his double 602 to leave Barry Bonds behind and be one step away from the unforgettable Cal Ripken.
With the connection, with which he put the Tigers ahead 1-0, "Miggy" was alone in position 17 of the all-time ranking.
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Three innings later he homered, also against Lyles, to extend the Bengali lead to 2-0 and reach 504 career home runs in MLB.
Cabrera then tied Hall of Famer Eddie Murray for 27th in the ranking of the most home runs in history.
In addition, after his two connections, he reached 1123 extra-base hits and surpassed the record of Manny Ramírez, who was ranked 17th in that department.
Miggy finished the day 4-for-2 with two RBIs to improve his average to .279.
E-Rod shone on the mound
Finally, in his seventh presentation of the year, the Venezuelan Eduardo Rodríguez (1-2) was able to obtain his first victory as a Bengali.
The Venezuelan left-hander signed his best performance of the campaign by pitching six and two-thirds scoreless innings. Even though he walked as many as four and struck out only three, E-Rod managed to keep Baltimore at bay and improved his ERA to 3.72.
The Bengals backed him up with four runs, both driven by Miggy and a couple more by doubles from Willi Castro and Spencer Torkelson.
The Baltimores threatened in the ninth to spoil the party for E-Rod and his Tigers, but fell short scoring just two runs on solo homers by Tray Mancini and fellow Venezuelan Anthony Santander.
Will Vest got the last two outs of the game and earned his first save, while Lyles carried the backhand.