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Miguel Cabrera hits 400th career home run

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Cabrera passes Al Kaline and Andres Galarraga on the all-time list with a solo home run in the first inning.

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Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera hit the 400th home run of his career Saturday afternoon. The home run moved Cabrera past Andres Galarraga and Tiger great Al Kaline for 52nd on Major League Baseballs' all-time home run list.

In the first inning Cabrera faced seven pitches before launching a towering home run to dead center on the eighth pitch against St. Louis Cardinals left-handed starter, Tyler Lyons. The home run comes on the afternoon after Cabrera had smoked his 399th career home run to straightaway center Friday night.

Thursday afternoon Cabrera had hit two home runs after going through a dry spell at the plate where he had just four hits in 36 plate appearances without one. After the game, Cabrera reflected upon his career so far, and what it meant for him to tie Galarraga's record.

Cabrera, 32, in his 13th major league season. The home run marks Cabrera's 10th home run of the 2015 season, and his 262nd in a Tigers uniform, which ties him with Willie Horton for fourth all-time in franchise history. Kaline, who stands at 399 career-homers with the Tigers and on the all-time list, sits atop the leaderboard for the club.

Cabrera hit his 400th career homer at the age of 32 years and 28 days, 46 days before Hank Aaron -- who finished with 755 in his career. Cabrera is now 137 home runs away from tying Kaline's club record. Hank Greenberg's record, which stands at third on the club's all-time list with 306, is next for Cabrera.