Tigers’ Cabrera pulled early again

Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera has been pulled from a second
straight game, this time after two innings because of irritation in
his abdominal area.

The reigning Triple Crown winner made an early exit Friday night
against Cleveland. He struck out in his only at-bat for the AL
Central leaders.

Cabrera left Thursday’s game after hurting his abdomen while
making an awkward slide in the fifth inning.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he checked with Cabrera on
Friday and said the third baseman was ready to play.

Cabrera has been bothered by a strained left abdominal wall for
over a month and hampered by knee and shin injuries since then.

Cabrera leads the majors with 130 RBIs and a .358 batting
average. He also has 43 home runs.