Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit Tigers to 7-5 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Miguel Cabrera, a 39-year-old designated hitter, sprinted as fast as he could toward third base while Kansas City Royals right-handed reliever Jose Cuas delivered a pitch outside the strike zone.

Cabrera stole third base.

Catcher MJ Melendez’s throw to the hot corner ended up in left field, but Cabrera would’ve been safe anyway. Realizing the ball rolled into the outfield, the 20-year MLB veteran took off for home and easily scored in the Detroit Tigers’ four-run seventh inning.

“It’s like Rickey Henderson says, ‘When you go, you gotta go.’ You don’t think, you just go,” Cabrera said. “I always have that on my mind. Rickey says that, so you gotta do it. Why would you do something different?” 

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