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Tigers offense still toothless

Detroit needs more from Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder if it hopes to survive

Originally Published: October 15, 2013
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- Speaking of power outages …

On a Monday evening, when the ballpark lights briefly went out early in the game, the Detroit Tigers trailed the Boston Red Sox 1-0 in the eighth inning but had runners on first and third with the heart of the order coming up: Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. Things were looking up and the sellout crowd was roaring.

But Cabrera, the likely MVP for the second consecutive year, struck out on four pitches against Junichi Tazawa. The Red ...

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