09/27 20:18 CDT Cabrera hits 511th homer as Tigers lead Royals 4-0 in a game
suspended until Thursday by rain
Cabrera hits 511th homer as Tigers lead Royals 4-0 in a game suspended until
Thursday by rain
By DAVE HOGG
DETROIT (AP) --- Miguel Cabrera hit his 511th home run to help the Detroit
Tigers take a 4-0 lead in a game that was suspended by rain after four innings
on Wednesday night.
Cabrera, who is retiring after the season ends this week, tied Mel Ott for 25th
place all-time. It was Cabrera's 378th homer for Detroit, tying Norm Cash for
second place in franchise history behind Al Kaline's 399.
The game, which was delayed for 80 minutes, will be resumed Thursday afternoon
at 1 p.m. before the scheduled series finale.
Edward Olivares doubled to start the second, but Skubal struck out the next two
batters and escaped the inning. The offense quickly rewarded him, as Cabrera
led off the bottom of the inning with a line drive that would have hit the
out-of-town scoreboard before this season's renovations lowered the fence in
Cabrera singled in the fourth - his 3,170th hit - took second on Andy Ibanez's
double, and scored on Tyler Nevin's pinch-hit three-run homer.
Most of the game was played in light rain showers, but it grew heavier during
the fourth inning. Crew chief Marvin Hudson called for the tarp after a lengthy
attempt to get the field playable to start the fifth.
RHP Sawyer Gipson-Long (1-0, 2.40) will start Thursday's scheduled game against
LHP Cole Ragans (7-4, 3.11).