Miggy sets mark for longest LCS hit streak at 16

Miggy sets mark for longest LCS hit streak at 16

DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera put himself all alone in record territory on a pair of streaks with his third-inning walk and fifth-inning double Tuesday night in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series.

For one, his 16-game hitting streak in League Championship Series, a run that dates to the Marlins' victory in the 2003 National League Championship Series over the Cubs, is now the longest in Major League history. He entered the night tied with Manny Ramirez (2003-07) and Pete Rose (1973-83), and his RBI double gave him the mark while giving the Tigers a 2-0 lead.

Before that, his walk meant he has reached base safely in all 19 of his postseason games with the Tigers. That pushes him past Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg for the longest streak in franchise history.

Cabrera's fifth-inning double off Yankees reliever David Phelps was the seventh of his postseason career as a member of the Tigers, tying him with Greenberg for second in franchise history. Pete Fox is the Tigers' franchise leader with nine.

The double was Cabrera's 11th career postseason extra-base hit as a member of the Tigers, which trails only Greenberg's 14 for the most in franchise history.