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Tigers Slugger Miguel Cabrera Hits 500th Career Home Run

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after hitting his 500th career home run in the sixth inning during a MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on August 22, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

TORONTO (AP) — Miguel Cabrera has become the 28th major league player to hit 500 home runs.

He reached the milestone in the sixth inning of the Detroit Tigers’ game at Toronto.

The 38-year-old slugger connected on a 1-1 pitch from left-hander Steven Matz, sending the ball over the scoreboard in right-center.

The homer tied the score 1-all.

Cabrera won the Triple Crown and the first of back-to-back MVP awards in 2012.

He is the first Venezuelan to hit 500 homers.

He is hoping to become the first hitter to reach 500 homers and 3,000 hits in the same season.

Miguel Cabrera has become the 28th major league player to hit 500 home runs.

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