The Tigers' season was extended into the postseason thanks to their win Monday night at Kauffman Stadium, and their final two games of the regular season against the Royals could determine whether or not Cabrera becomes the first big leaguer since 1967 to win the Triple Crown.
The guys in the home dugout are trying to get Cabrera out and trying to win their last two games but, at the same time, the Royals can't help but be amazed with the Detroit third baseman's accomplishments.
"It would be a phenomenal thing if Miguel Cabrera could do it," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "It's extremely difficult to do, to be the complete hitter, to be a run producer in terms of RBIs, to be a power hitter in terms of home runs and then to lead the league in average. I don't know when the next time we'll see it happen again is. These next few days are going to be real interesting to see what happens."
Cabrera put on a show in the Tigers' American League Central-clinching win Monday, going 4-for-5, including his 44th home run.
"He's impressive," Royals designated hitter Billy Butler said. "He hit a home run last night the other way. This park isn't easy to hit one out of. He's on a roll right now. It's fun to watch. He had four hits last night. He's doing something you may never see happen again.
"Whenever you're watching him, you're watching him as a fan, even me going up against him. Of course, we want to get him out and everything like that, but you just realize that guy's really good. You just become a fan watching him because he's so good."