Miguel Cabrera voted as the American League MVP

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Make it back-to-back American League Most Valuable Player awards for Tigers fan favorite Miguel Cabrera.

The Baseball Writers' Association of America has officially voted Cabrera as the AL MVP.

Cabrera received 23 of 30 first-place votes.

Cabrera, who led Major League Baseball in batting average (.348), on-base percentage (.442), and slugging percentage (.636), beat out Chris Davis from the Baltimore Orioles as well as the Angels' Mike Trout for the AL MVP honor. 

Cabrera earning his second straight AL MVP award marks the first American League player to accomplish this feat since Frank Thomas of the Chicago White Sox in 1993-1994.

No American League team has had three straight MVP winners since the New York Yankees in 1960-63.

Cabrera, who finished the season with 44 home runs and 137 RBI, was a key factor in helping the Tigers punch their ticket to the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox.

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