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Miguel Cabrera is first this year to reach 100 RBI

Detroit Tigers v Minnesota Twins

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 14: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers smiles after hitting an RBI double and advancing to third during the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins on August 14, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 8-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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Tied with Josh Hamilton for the major league lead at 99 before tonight’s action, Miguel Cabrera struck first Tuesday, knocking in two runs in the Tigers’ 8-4 defeat of the Twins.

Hamilton was held without an RBI as the Rangers were shutout by the Yankees.

Still just 29 years old, Cabrera now has nine 100-RBI seasons to his credit, having reached the plateau in each of his full major league seasons. Only 16 players have more 100-RBI seasons:

14 - Alex Rodriguez
13 - Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth
12 - Barry Bonds, Manny Ramirez, Al Simmons
11 - Hank Aaron, Goose Goslin
10 - Joe Carter, Vladimir Guerrero, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Rafael Palmeiro, Albert Pujols

When all is said and done, one imagines that either Pujols or Cabrera is going to top the all-time list. Maybe Rodriguez could add a couple of more, but that would require more durability than he’s displayed of late. Pujols, who fell one RBI short of the century mark last year, figures to notch his 11th 100-RBI season this year. He’s just 19 RBI away at the moment.