Forget Eminem: Detroit Has a New MC

Stamati HoriatesCorrespondent IApril 17, 2008

Kid Rock and Eminem exploded onto the scene a few years back, increasing popularity and interest in Motown's Hip Hop scene. 

Since then, the Tigers have made it all the way to the World Series only to fall just short, swept by the Cardinals.

This season the Tigers started on a six-game losing streak, and as of two days ago had yet to record back-to-back wins. 

However, on the bat of their newest M.C., Detroit has once again been reinvigorated.

Miguel Cabrera slammed a home run in the first inning as part of a four for six night. He collected five RBI and scored two runs against reigning division winner Cleveland Indians. 

The game finished in a 13-2 rout and marked yet another outing in which last year's AL Cy Young Award winning pitcher C.C. Sabathia was shelled.

Led by Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers showed how devastating they can be even when things aren't going perfectly.  

In a game where the top four hitters in the lineup only collected four hits (including an 0-6 night from leadoff hitter Pudge Rodriguez), the Tigers scored 13 runs as Renteria added a little punch of his own with a grand slam in the fifth.

It appears that Detroit has now gotten through their season opening jitters. If last night is any indication of what's to come, the rest of the pitchers in the AL will be in for a long season.