Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera hits 500th career home run

TORONTO (AP) — Miguel Cabrera has become the 28th major league player to hit 500 home runs.

He reached the milestone in the sixth inning of the Detroit Tigers' game at Toronto.

The 38-year-old slugger connected on a 1-1 pitch from left-hander Steven Matz, sending the ball over the scoreboard in right-center.

The homer tied the score 1-all.

Cabrera won the Triple Crown and the first of back-to-back MVP awards in 2012.

He is the first Venezuelan to hit 500 homers.

He is hoping to become the first hitter to reach 500 homers and 3,000 hits in the same season.

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