Miggy's average dips in series with Kansas City

Miggy's average dips in series with Kansas City

DETROIT -- It was an uneventful day in Miguel Cabrera's race for the Triple Crown.

The Tigers third baseman was held to one hit in four at-bats in a 5-4 walk-off win over the Royals. He finished the four-game series 2-for-14 (.133), with his league-leading batting average dropping from .331 to .326.

Fortunately for Cabrera, the rest of the American League hitters in contention have not been lighting it up either. Joe Mauer and the Twins had an off-day, so his average stayed at .323. Angels outfielder Mike Trout's average has dipped to .321.

In the home run race, the only category in which Cabrera trails, Texas' Josh Hamilton did not extended his lead. The Rangers outfielder sits on 43 home runs, one ahead of Cabrera. Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion also had 42 blasts entering Thursday's action.

Cabrera finished his fourth consecutive game without notching an RBI, but his lead over Hamilton remains comfortable. Cebrera leads the Majors with 133 and Hamilton sits in second with 125 RBIs.

Cabrera has six games left, three at spacious Target Field and three at Kauffman Stadium. He has five homers in 25 games at Minnesota's ballpark and has tormented the Twins' pitching staff this season, posting a .400 average. He is a .352-hitter with nine home runs in 44 games in Kansas City.