Detroit's Cabrera out of starting lineup

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Associated Press

Posted on September 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Updated Sunday, Sep 22 at 11:02 AM

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is out of the starting lineup Sunday against the Chicago White Sox after leaving the previous night's game with groin soreness.

Manager Jim Leyland says he's concerned about Cabrera, who is finishing up a spectacular season at the plate but has been bothered by a number of nagging injuries over the last couple months.

Cabrera is hitting .349 with 44 home runs and 136 RBIs.

Detroit can clinch its third straight AL Central title with a win Sunday and a loss by Cleveland.

Cabrera had three hits and a walk Saturday, so he's still a threat at the plate, but he's labored quite a bit on the basepaths.

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