Miguel Cabrera Ties for 37th on All-Time Home Run List

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffJune 16, 2017

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 15:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a walk-off two run home run in the ninth inning to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 at Comerica Park on June 15, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
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Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera crushed a walk-off home run off of Tommy Hunter in the ninth inning of Thursday's 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

With the addition of that output to his career ledger, Cabrera has cranked 452 during his career. That total ties him with Carl Yastrzemski for 37th-most on the all-time list, per ESPN Stats & Info. The 34-year-old slugger sits 10 back of Adam Dunn and Jose Canseco for 35th.

Cabrera is in his 15th major league season and has failed to reach 30 home runs in a year just three times over that span. The first came in his rookie campaign, when he only played 30 games. The second instance occurred in 2014 (25 home runs) and the third arrived in 2015, when he was limited to just 119 games.

The two-time AL MVP hasn't posted a particularly strong start in the power department this season, owning just six homers through 52 contests. He's also hitting below .300 so far, which would mark the first time since 2008 he falls below the line if he doesn't pick it up the rest of the way.

Injuries may be playing a role in his down 2017 campaign. Cabrera is playing through back, oblique and groin strains and also suffered a hip flexor issue Thursday, per ESPN.com. Detroit could decide to rest its star at some point, but Cabrera will play Friday, serving as the team's designated hitter and checking in third in the batting order.