What a month it was — and June doesn't look too shabby, either. Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera didn't hit .500 for an entire month, as Pudge Rodriguez did in June 2004, but that's about all he did not do in May. Cabrera led the majors by hitting 12 home runs in May — and by knocking in 33 runs. In fact, his 12 home runs matched the 12 Willie Horton hit in 1968 as the most ever by a Tiger in May. Cabrera's 33 RBIs weren't a Tigers' record for May, but they were close. Damion Easley had 34 in 1998. But the impressive numbers just keep going. Cabrera's 44 hits in May were the most for a Tigers hitter since Ron LeFlore's 45 in 1976. His 61 RBIs tied Hank Greenberg's total in 1937 as the second most by a Tigers' hitter since 1916 through 53 games. Greenberg trailed himself in that regard because he had 64 RBIs through 53 games in 1935. Cabrera pulled ahead of all Greenberg paces through 54 games with his grand slam in Saturday's 10-3 victory over the Orioles, though, giving him 65 at the one-third point of the season. Cabrera's 81 hits through 53 also were the most since George Kell's 84 in 150. But the most impressive Cabrera numbers occur when you combine his May with April this year.
Miguel Cabrera had quite a May -- and June's off to good start
Detroit News | Jun 2