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07:22 AM ET 08.27 | Between history and Miguel Cabrera stands one Chris Davis. As he heads toward the conclusion of another sensational season with the Detroit Tigers, Cabrera has a decent shot at becoming the first major league player to win the Triple Crown in successive seasons. Entering play today, Cabrera comfortably leads the AL with a .356 batting average, 28 points higher than second-place Mike Trout. His 126 RBIs are best in the league, too, eight better than Davis. In home runs, though, Davis holds a 46-42 advantage. And if the Baltimore Orioles slugger can make that lead stand up, Cabrera's bid for a repeat performance will be denied. "As far as me being the obstruction for him doing it again, I hope he does do it again," Davis said. "That would be awesome."

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August 27, 2013  08:44 AM ET

Davis has to get hurt or go into a slump for Cabrera to get the home run crown. Triple crowns are great and unique. They don't necessarily shown the most dominant hitting performances. The 'roided up Barry Bonds never one one and those were by far the most dominant hitting performances in our lifetimes. Cabrera is the best hitter in the game whether or not he wins this triple crown.

August 27, 2013  08:44 AM ET

*show

August 27, 2013  10:15 AM ET

This could be a real close race to watch..... Davis hasn't had a real skid this year yet that I remember, and it's still August.....

August 27, 2013  11:12 AM ET

* won one

August 27, 2013  11:12 AM ET

* won one

August 27, 2013  11:24 AM ET

Phfft. Davis would be better served rooting for himself, as if sucking up to Cabrera is going to score him any points.

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August 27, 2013  12:20 PM ET

Cabrera is down 4 taters but if anybody can overcome that, he can. I hope he gets another triple crown.

August 27, 2013  01:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Davis has to get hurt or go into a slump for Cabrera to get the home run crown. Triple crowns are great and unique. They don't necessarily shown the most dominant hitting performances. The 'roided up Barry Bonds never one one and those were by far the most dominant hitting performances in our lifetimes. Cabrera is the best hitter in the game whether or not he wins this triple crown.

This article is a day old and in that time, Cabrera hit another dinger, so he only trails Davis by three.

Further, Davis' HR pace has slowed over the last two months. His slugging percentage is down 138 points when you compare his April-June and July-August marks.

I'm not saying that Cabrera will catch Davis, but I don't think it would take much more than for Davis to keep his current pace if Cabrera stays this hot. If Davis got hurt, I think it would be inevitable.

Although I root for a division rival of the Tigers, I'm pulling for Cabrera to win the triple crown for the second time in as many years. Say what you will about Bonds never winning a triple crown, but the fact is, prior to last year, it had been 45 years since the last triple crown, so just winning it once is remarkable. Being the first player ever to win back-to-back triple crowns is outrageous and I, for one, want to see it.

August 27, 2013  01:15 PM ET
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They both better hope that MLB doesn't figure out how to test for whatever designer roids they are juiced up on.

That certainly wouldn't shock me.

August 27, 2013  01:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Cabrera is down 4 taters but if anybody can overcome that, he can.

As of this morning, it's only three

August 27, 2013  02:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

They both better hope that MLB doesn't figure out how to test for whatever designer roids they are juiced up on.

They know but do not want to go there. Conte told Bud how they do it. cremes and topical ointments..going on for years....

August 27, 2013  02:54 PM ET
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Phfft. Davis would be better served rooting for himself, as if sucking up to Cabrera is going to score him any points.

I suppose good sportsmanship is dead.

August 27, 2013  02:55 PM ET
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Although I root for a division rival of the Tigers, I'm pulling for Cabrera to win the triple crown for the second time in as many years. Say what you will about Bonds never winning a triple crown, but the fact is, prior to last year, it had been 45 years since the last triple crown, so just winning it once is remarkable. Being the first player ever to win back-to-back triple crowns is outrageous and I, for one, want to see it.

::tips cap:: That's class and a true sports fan right there, folks.

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August 27, 2013  04:30 PM ET
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::tips cap:: That's class and a true sports fan right there, folks.

Not so fast there, buddy.

While I am wishing Miggy win the first back-to-back triple crown, I hope the rest of the Tigers' roster catches the clap from using dirty needles and licking each other in their locker room. Also, if and when Cabrera does win the triple crown, I hope he subsequently catches leprosy and both legs fall off at the knees.

August 27, 2013  04:35 PM ET
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Not so fast there, buddy.While I am wishing Miggy win the first back-to-back triple crown, I hope the rest of the Tigers' roster catches the clap from using dirty needles and licking each other in their locker room. Also, if and when Cabrera does win the triple crown, I hope he subsequently catches leprosy and both legs fall off at the knees.

A reasoned and compassionate response.

August 27, 2013  04:47 PM ET

Anyway make it 46-43 as Cabrera hit one last night, with his AVG, getting more hits in also won't hurt in this HR race. Just what Miguel needs to keep sharp in these dog days.

 
August 27, 2013  08:04 PM ET
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I suppose good sportsmanship is dead.

It is Davis responsibilty to defeat the repeat whether he likes it or not. He should take it more seriously. His nice guys finish second attitude isn't impressing anyone. I wouldn't call it good sportsmanship. I would call it laying down

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