DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera’s 3,029th career hit was a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth, completing a three-hit performance and sending the Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Guardians on Thursday night at Comerica Park.
Cabrera hit an opposite-field RBI single in the second inning, then added a bloop single to shallow center in the fourth to chase Cleveland starter Konnor Pilkington. After fouling out in the seventh inning, Cabrera came up in the ninth after Jonathan Schoop’s one-out double off Trevor Stephan. After Schoop moved to third on a wild pitch, Cabrera sent a line drive through the middle.
Cabrera’s 14th career walk-off hit completed his third three-hit game of May. The 39-year-old is now batting .300 for the season. He has raised his average 53 points in his last 13 games, batting .404 (19-for-47) in that span.