Keep your eyes on the eyes of Austin Jackson of the Detroit Tigers. He's watching slugger Miguel Cabrera, who put the Tigers ahead with a three-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles. Mercy sakes. It's Cabrera's world — Jackson is just visiting, and it's a lot to absorb. That's Nick Castellanos sitting down between A-Jax and Cabrera — but it's not clear if he's the guy performing the elaborate handshake previously.
Take another look:
The Orioles limited the Tigers to three hits and no runs through eight innings, and were one strike away from putting Detroit away, until the table was set for Cabrera. Alex Avila hit a leadoff single and pinch runner Rajai Davis stole second — after video review overturned an "out" call at second base. Right-hander Tommy Hunter got two outs and was ahead of Torii Hunter 1-2 before walking him.
Cabrera got hold of a 1-0 hanging curve, clearing the fence in left-center for his sixth homer. Cabrera came in with a .478 slugging percentage after a weak April, but he's revving up now.
The Tigers won 4-1, but it's Jackson's reaction that will be just as memorable as Cabrera's dinger. We get it, A-Jax. We can't believe Miggy, either.
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