Yaz on next Triple Crown: Somebody's got to do it
BOSTON (AP) -- Former Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski says being in a pennant race will help Detroit's Miguel Cabrera in his attempt to win the Triple Crown.
And Yaz should know: He's the last player to lead his league in batting average, homers and RBIs in the same season. Yastrzemski did it in 1967, when the "Impossible Dream" Red Sox clinched the AL pennant on the last day of the season.
Yastrzemski told reporters after a pregame ceremony that he was so focused on the pennant race that he didn't even realize he won the Triple Crown until the day after the season ended.
Cabrera entered Wednesday leading the AL in batting average and RBIs. He is one behind Texas' Josh Hamilton in homers. The Tigers were tied for first in the AL Central.
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