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Cabrera’s truck gets starring role on ‘Diesel Brothers’

The Detroit News

Everyone knows Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera can pack a wallop at the plate. It turns out he also has wheels.

Cabrera’s 2016 Chevy Silverado will be featured on Discovery Channel’s “Diesel Brothers,” part of a two-episode “doubleheader” that also will include Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez and former Tigers first baseman Carlos Pena.

Charles Anderson, an employee of Visibly Clean car detailing, washes a 2016 Chevy Silverado owned by Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera and enhanced by the Diesel Brothers of the Discovery Channel outside of Comerica Park before a game this month against the Orioles.

The episodes will air 9 p.m. Monday, June 19, and 9 p.m. Thursday, June 22. The special also will air in Spanish on Discovery Español at 10 p.m. June 19 and 26.

“Diesel Brothers” follows Heavy D, Diesel Dave, Redbeard, The Muscle and the crew of DieselSellerz as they trick out trucks and “work hard and play harder in the process,” according to the show’s biography.

“I was excited to have the Diesel Brothers build a truck for me because my grandfather was a mechanic in Venezuela and my dad likes to watch the show,” Cabrera said in a release from Discovery Channel. “I told Heavy D and Diesel Dave I wanted something big and powerful to auction off to raise money for my foundation.”

The “Diesel Brothers” also have created two utility task vehicles “inspired” by the American League and National League that will be featured duirng the MLB All-Star FanFest from July 7-11 in Miami, leading up to the All-Star Game.

The “Diesel Brothers” with Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera (center).