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Miguel Cabrera named AL MVP

Updated: November 15, 2012, 10:47 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Miguel Cabrera has a Most Valuable Player award to go with his Triple Crown.

The Detroit Tigers slugger won the American League's MVP on Thursday, beating rookie phenom Mike Trout by a much wider margin than most anticipated.

Cabrera, the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years, won the AL MVP by receiving 22-of-28 first-place votes and 362 points from the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He easily beat Trout, who had six firsts and 281 points.

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