Four hits? Why, that's nothing

Miguel Cabrera's 5-hit night one-ups a rookie slugger.

Published July 22, 2008 6:45PM (EDT)

Detroit right-fielder Matt Joyce went 4-for-6 with a triple, a home run, three runs scored and five RBIs Tuesday night in the Tigers' 19-4 rout of the Kansas City Royals.

That's a pretty good night for anyone, not just for a rookie. He keeps up that kind of hitting, he just might be ... the best hitter on his team some night. While Joyce was having his career night, Miguel Cabrera, hitting in front of him, was one-upping him. Cabrera went 5-for-6 with two doubles, four runs scored and six RBIs.

OK, Joyce has been his team's best hitter on a couple of other nights this season, but still. If I get four hits and five RBIs, I want to be the guy. Let's win by only 10 runs and have Cabrera go 3-for-6, whattaya say?

By King Kaufman

King Kaufman is a senior writer for Salon. You can e-mail him at king at salon dot com. Facebook / Twitter / Tumblr

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