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October 4, 2012

NJN/am for Thursday, October 4

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Sports: Triple Crown at long last. A historic achievement for Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, as he locked up the first Major League Baseball player to win his league’s Triple Crown — the batting average, runs batted in and home run titles — since Carl Yastrzemski did it for the Red Sox in 1967. Cabrera hit 44 homers, 139 RBIs and a .330 average, and locked them all up as the Tigers beat homestanding Kansas City, whose fans brought Cabrera out for two curtain calls… Meanwhile, as the regular season ended Wednesday, the playoff picture was finally put into focus. The Yankees locked up the AL East title, while Baltimore and Texas locked up wild card berths. Those two teams will play each other at Arlington on Friday night at 7:30, while Atlanta hosts the Cardinals in the NL wild card playoff game at 4 p.m.

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