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Miguel Cabrera ties Hank Greenberg with 331st career homer

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With a three-run home run to right-center in the third inning and a solo shot to straightaway center in the fifth -- his ninth and tenth of the season, respectively -- against Rangers starter Derek Holland, Miguel Cabrera put himself in a tie with Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg with 331 career home runs.

Cabrera, the defending AL MVP and the first player in 45 years to win a Triple Crown, bumped his league-leading average up to .384 and league-leading RBI total to 46, putting himself in prime position to win another Triple Crown. You know, if he feels like it. Only two players have won multiple Triple Crowns: Rogers Hornsby in 1922 and ’25, and Ted Williams in 1942 and ’47.

Cabrera is one of 15 players all-time to have 330 or more career home runs before his 31st birthday. Assuming he hits at least another 30, he’ll move up to #12 on the list at least.

The list (as of this writing):

1Alex Rodriguez4641994200618-307774
2Ken Griffey4381989200019-307319
3Jimmie Foxx4291925193817-307293
4Albert Pujols4082001201021-306782
5Mickey Mantle4041951196219-307199
6Eddie Mathews3991952196220-307124
7Frank Robinson3731956196620-307088
8Mel Ott3691926193917-307808
9Andruw Jones3681996200719-307276
10Hank Aaron3661954196420-307216
11Juan Gonzalez3621989200019-305779
12Adam Dunn3542001201021-306065
13Sammy Sosa3361989199920-305808
14Harmon Killebrew3361954196618-305202
15Miguel Cabrera3312003201320-306669
16Ralph Kiner3291946195323-305223

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Update (11:35 PM): Miguel Cabrera hit his third home run of the night, a solo shot to center off of Tanner Scheppers. So he’s up to 332.