With one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Minnesota Twins shortstop and second-place hitter Orlando Cabrera stepped to the plate. His team was behind by one run to the Detroit Tigers in the seasonÆs 163rd game, and running out of outs with which to work. Cabrera, 34, has always been a dependable player, but also a winner. ThatÆs why the Twins traded for him midseason. They needed someone with veteran leadership, a steady defensive shortstop, a clutch hitter, and a great clubhouse guy. All that they received in Cabrera. Ron Darling, calling the playoff tiebreaker on TBS, said before Cabrera stepped into the box that ôheÆs a winneràhe always seems to get that big hit.ö Cabrera then made Darling look like a genius by delivering that big hit. Tigers reliever Zach Miner, who had a ...
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