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The biggest goal for Cabrera and his teammates is a World Series title. Cabrera homered once in an otherwise forgettable loss to San Francisco last year _ the Giants swept the series in four games. If the Tigers reach the postseason again, he’ll probably be the most feared hitter in their lineup _ as usual.

His remarkable exploits have become the norm, but Cabrera can still amaze.

“That’s the perfect swing,” Hunter said. “To pull the ball, it’s easy. But to hit the ball to right-center out of the park, that’s hard, and he’s probably one of the best at it.”