Live updates: Tigers' Miguel Cabrera records 3,000th hit in first at-bat vs. Rockies

The Detroit News

Miguel Cabrera is one hit shy of joining some elite company.

The Tigers slugger sits at 2,999 career hits, one away from becoming just the 33rd major leaguer to reach the 3,000-hit milestone. What's more, he'd be just the seventh to achieve both 3,000 hits and 500 home runs in a career, the latter reached last season with a blast in Toronto.

On Saturday, he has a chance to make history at home. After rain washed out their series opener against the Colorado Rockies on Friday night, the Tigers and Rockies play two at Comerica Park, at 1:10 and 6:40 p.m.

Cabrera got the doorstep Wednesday night, with three hits in a 5-3 loss to the New York Yankees. He went hitless in four plate appearances in a 3-0 victory Thursday, receiving an intentional walk in the bottom of the eighth that didn't go over too well with the home fans.

Follow along here for live updates Saturday.

Cabrera to bat third

Miguel Cabrera will bat third Saturday against the Rockies, which is up a few spots from where he's hit this season at No. 5.

Cabrera's first at-bat

Cabrera wasted little time making history on Saturday.

In his first at-bat against Rockies right-handed starter Antonio Senzatela, Cabrera singled a 1-1 pitch the opposite way and into right field for his 3,000th hit.