Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is the 2013 American League MVP.

Cabrera hit .348 with 44 home runs and 137 RBI and received 23 out of 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America.  Cabrera beat out Mike Trout of the Angels and Baltimore's Chris Davis, who finished 2nd and 3rd.

Cabrera, who also won the AL MVP last year, became the first player to win the award in consecutive seasons since Frank Thomas of the Chicago White Sox in 1993 and 1994.  No player has ever won 3 straight AL MVP's so Miggy can make history in 2014 should he win it again.  It's the third year in a row the MVP has gone to a Tiger.  Justin Verlander was the 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner, which was won this year by Max Scherzer, also of Detroit.

Cabrera is only 30 years old.  If he stays healthy, he should remain in the MVP conversation for a solid handful of seasons to come.

 

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