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Miggy, C.J. put slugger's stare behind them

Miggy, C.J. put slugger's stare behind them


DETROIT -- The stare Miguel Cabrera had for C.J. Wilson on his way back to the dugout following a fifth-inning strikeout Tuesday night appeared to be forgotten by Wednesday afternoon.

Wilson said Tuesday after the Angels' 14-8 win that he had an emotional reaction after he spotted a called third strike on Cabrera with two men on and one out. Essentially, he said, "Woo!"

"I was extremely excited that that pitch was called a strike … I'm out there just trying to win," Wilson said. "If a guy hits a homer and stands there, he's entitled to do that, because you made a bad pitch. I'm not saying he did that; I'm just saying if I strike a guy out, on a pitch that I really need in that situation like that -- I mean, he's the MVP last year, he's having a great year, he's hitting like .370 [.368]. Any time you can get him out, you're happy, especially in that situation."

Cabrera apparently heard the reaction, because he quickly turned and looked back at Wilson.

"I wasn't even worried about it," Wilson said. "I threw the pitch, I saw him looking around and I was like, 'All right, well, I have to try to get Prince Fielder out right now.'"

Fielder doubled in a run before Victor Martinez hit a two-run single.

Cabrera -- who homered off Wilson in the third inning on Tuesday -- suggested Wednesday it was no big deal.

"Nah," he said, shaking his head.

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

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