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Sunday, August 24, 2014
Miguel Cabrera rests sore ankle

Associated Press

Miguel Cabrera
The Tigers hope that two straight days off will help Miguel Cabrera rest his sore ankle.

MINNEAPOLIS -- Miguel Cabrera did not start for the Tigers on Sunday after he aggravated a sore right ankle in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

"He had a little soreness coming in, but as Miggy has shown he can play through a bit of soreness," manager Brad Ausmus said.

Cabrera appeared to tweak the ankle when he awkwardly stepped on first base. Detroit is off Monday before opening a three-game home series with the New York Yankees.

"The idea of having two days off in a row should help," Ausmus said.

Don Kelly is starting at first base for the Tigers.