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 Posted: Tue Oct 4th, 2016 05:42 pm
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Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is the recipient of the AL Player of the Month award for September, while Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman earned the honor in the National League, MLB announced Monday.

Cabrera finished the season on a tear as he fought to keep the Tigers in the thick of the playoff race, slashing .349/.439/.670 in September and two games in October. Though Detroit ultimately fell short in the postseason chase, his 10 home runs and 27 RBIs in the final month still earned him special mention.

On the pitchers' side, Boston Red Sox starter Rick Porcello and Chicago Cubs left-hander Jon Lester earned the monthly award for the American and National Leagues, respectively. Porcello went 4-1 with a 2.70 ERA in 43 1/3 innings pitched, helping the Red Sox clinch the AL East, while Lester helped his own Cubs secure the NL East, going 5-1 in the month with a 1.48 ERA.

Oakland Athletics third baseman Ryon Healy was named the American League's best rookie over the final month of the season, while Washington Nationals center fielder Trea Turner took the honor in the Senior Circuit.