43/130/.330 — Entering Saturday night’s games, Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has 43 home runs, 130 runs batted in and a .358 batting average. That puts him on pace to become the first player to have back-to-back seasons of at least 43 home runs, 130 runs batted in and a .330 batting average since Jimmie Foxx did it from 1932-34.
.350/10/30 — Cabrera, this week, also became just the fourth player to have two months of 10 home runs, 30 RBI and a .350 batting average in the same season. The other three are Alex Rodriguez (2007), Foxx (1938) and Lou Gehrig (1934).
.360/42/128 — Continuing on the Cabrera Train, he had a .360 batting average, 42 home runs and 128 RBI through the Tigers’ first 130 games this season. Only two players have ever done that, Gehrig and Babe Ruth.
3-run HR — On Thursday night outfielder Torii Hunter gave the Detroit Tigers a come-from-behind 7-6 win over Oakland on a 3-run home run in the bottom of the ninth. It was the first time a Tigers player hit a walk-off home run while down at least two runs since Tony Phillips did it on July 10, 1994.
121 for 127 — Through the Tigers first 127 games, Cabrera has reached base safely in 121 of them.
145 — Career MLB journeyman Ty Wiggington has played for eight different teams in his 11 and a half seasons, a couple of them more than once as he moved back and forth between roles in the everyday lineup and the bench. Still, take every player the New York Yankees have drafted since 1997 and add up the total number of home runs hit as a Yankee, and Wiggington has the whole catalog beat 169-145. One of baseball’s more average players has more home runs than 17 draft classes worth of Bronx Bombers.
31 — The Miami Marlins have had a boatload of problems in 2013, and that includes getting runners home after a free base on balls. At one point last week, the Marlins had 31 consecutive batters who walked but didn’t score.
473 feet — On Tuesday, Hunter Pence crushed a 473-foot home run off of Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis. It’s the longest home run in the majors this season.
— Ryan Lewis