"I would be shocked if he's not the MVP," Leyland said. "It would blow my mind. But I don't have any vote. But I don't want to tick the guys off that do vote, so I don't want to get into it.
"If he's not the MVP, I would be shocked."
Cabrera's three hits Sunday moved him back ahead of Mike Trout by one point (.330 vs. .329) in the AL batting race. His three-run homer, meanwhile, left him in a tie with Texas' Josh Hamilton for the AL RBI lead (123), while he's four behind in home runs (42 to 38).
In other words, he has a grasp on two-thirds of the Triple Crown. Of course, Dodgers All-Star Matt Kemp won the home run and RBI titles in the National League last year while finishing third in batting average, and he ended up being runner-up to MVP Ryan Braun.