He’s made a strong case for MVP, but whether or not Miguel Cabrera is voted as the AL’s best, his teammates appreciate what he’s done. His single sparked a three run fifth inning off Royals’ starter Kyle Davies as the Tigers beat the Royals 4-2.

Former Royal Johnny Damon said without Cabrera, the Tigers would be in last place. Damon also said that Max Scherzer, the former Missouri Tiger, could be the best pitcher in the league. Scherzer’s record improved to 12-10 overall, but it was after a trip to AAA to work on his mechanics, that has really turned his season around. He gave up two hits and struck out eight over 7 2/3 innings against Kansas City, winning for the 10th time in 14 decisions.

Billy Butler hit a two run homer in the ninth, but it was too late as Davies takes the loss after pitching his first complete game of the season. Before Cabrera’s leadoff single in the fifth, Davies no-hit Detroit through the first four innings.