Miggy fourth to post 11 straight 25-100 years
Streak of five seasons in a row with 100 runs and RBIs is longest active run
DETROIT -- Not only did Miguel Cabrera find his home-run power again in time to help the Tigers in their playoff chase, he helped his own cause for another piece of history.
Cabrera's 25th home run of the season on Friday was a relatively meaningless run in an 11-4 loss to the Twins, but it established Cabrera as the fourth player in Major League history to post 11 consecutive seasons with at least 25 home runs and 100 RBIs.
Alex Rodriguez leads the group with 13 straight years, starting in 1998 and ending in 2010. Hall of Famers Jimmie Foxx (1929-1940) and Lou Gehrig (1927-38) each had 12-year streaks.
Cabrera's two runs scored on Friday also pushed him across the century mark, securing his fifth straight season with 100 runs scored and 100 RBIs. It's the longest active streak in the Majors and ties Cabrera with Hall of Famer Charlie Gehringer (1932-36) for the longest streak in franchise history.