Now Commenting On:

Cabrera, Scherzer earn club honors for May

Cabrera, Scherzer earn club honors for May play video for Cabrera, Scherzer earn club honors for May

BALTIMORE -- Miguel Cabrera will have to wait until Monday to see whether he wins American League Player of the Month honors for his 12-homer, 33-RBI performance in May. His Tigers Player of the Month Award, as voted on by Detroit media, was a no-brainer.

As well as Jhonny Peralta hit in May, deserving some sort of recognition for his .362 average and 17 runs scored, he wasn't going to beat out Cabrera, whose 12 homers matched Willie Horton's 1968 total for most by a Tiger in the month of May.

Cabrera's 44 hits were the most by a Tiger in May since Ron LeFlore had 45 in 1976.

Max Scherzer earned Tigers Pitcher of the Month honors after posting a 4-0 record with a 3.00 ERA and 45 strikeouts in as many innings. He averaged 7 1/2 innings per start.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español