Slugger Cabrera away from Tigers for 2 games

American League RBIs leader Miguel Cabrera is missing the

Detroit Tigers’ two-game series at Seattle while his wife gives

birth to the couple’s second daughter.

The games Tuesday and Wednesday are the first ones Cabrera will

have missed this season. He leads Detroit with a .331 batting

average, 10 home runs and 40 RBIs.

Thirty-year-old Don Kelly made his third career start at first

base Tuesday in Cabrera’s place. Magglio Ordonez moved from third

to Cabrera’s fourth spot in the lineup. Johnny Damon moved down

from batting second to third.

Rookie leadoff hitter Austin Jackson was back in the lineup

after missing one game. He had gone to a hospital Saturday after

being hit in the left eye by a pitch from the Dodgers’ Ramon

Troncoso.