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Tigers defeat Royals as Cabrera wins Triple Crown

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -

Miguel Cabrera became the first player in 45 years to achieve the Triple Crown in the AL Central-champion Detroit Tigers' 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

Cabrera went 0 for 2 with a strikeout, then left in the fourth inning of the regular-season finale.

He received a standing ovation from the opposing fans.

He finished with an American League-leading .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBIs, becoming just the 15th player to achieve the milestone and the first since Boston's Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.

Max Scherzer pitched four innings for Detroit to test his sore right shoulder ahead of the playoffs, which the Tigers will open Saturday at home against Oakland.

The bullpen took over from there, with Luis Marte (1-0) picking up the win and Luke Putkonen his first career save.

Austin Jackson drove in the only run off Royals starter Luis Mendoza (8-10).

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