Miguel Cabrera wasn't around to see Torii Hunter hit the 3-run game winning home run in the Tigers 7-6, walk-off victory after he left the game in the fifth inning due to abdominal discomfort. Cabrera was trying to stretch a single into a double and when he slid into second base he tweaked the muscle. Cabrera took some time getting up and walked off the field slowly, which left some to wonder about the severity of the injury. Cabrera, who leads the majors in batting average and RBIs, vows that he will play today, but the Tigers don't seem as confident. The team has him listed as day-to-day. Cabrera has been bothered this month with a strain in his groin, abdominal and hip area. He previously was playing with a banged-up left leg. For those fantasy owners that participate in daily leagues, its best that you check Cabrera's status later today before keeping him in your starting lineup.
Matt Kemp will start a rehab assignment tonight with High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Tonight's game will be the first game action Kemp has seen since sustaining an ankle injury on July 21. Kemp will be the designated hitter in tonight's game before playing the field in the next couple rehab games. He'll play a minimum of three games but could be back with the Dodgers by early next week. There have been questions surrounding the Dodgers as to where Kemp will play once he does return from the disabled list. Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier, and Yasiel Puig have been getting everyday at-bats since Kemp has been out. But even with the Dodgers playing well, it's hard to imagine Kemp sitting on the bench if he's healthy and ready to play. It's been a tough season for him, but he's just as capable as anyone of putting up strong offensive numbers in September.