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http://www.mlive.com/tigers/index.ssf/2017/06/miguel_cabrera_injury_4.html#incart_river_index BY EVAN WOODBERY firstname.lastname@example.org DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera hasn't talked much about his various ailments, because he didn't want to be seen as making excuses for what is, by his standards, a sub-par season. But after he crushed the game-winning home run in the ninth inning Thursday night at Comerica Park, he opened up about what has been a frustrating season. "I've been struggling," he said. "But I always stay positive." Cabrera said the injury concerns that first cropped up during the World Baseball Classic in March, and that sent him to the disabled list for 10 days in late April, are still around. Cabrera's ailments have variously been described as back, oblique and groin strains; he added "hip flexor" on Thursday. The last three are largely in the same area of the lower abdomen and upper groin. "Since the World Baseball Classic when I hurt my back, I can't get it out of the way," Cabrera said. "It's something that I deal with everyday. I'm not going to stop playing or make an excuse. I try to do my best." He said he didn't want to blame his power slump on the injuries. The home run on Thursday night was his first since May 20, a span of 103 plate appearances. He now has six on the season. "I don't want to say I'm not hitting because I've got (an injury)," he said. "I don't want to make excuses. You've got to stop being sorry for yourself. You've still got to go out there and play, play hard." The win in the series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays improved the Tigers to 31-34, still three games in .500. Without improvement in the next five weeks, the team is likely to sell at the trade deadline. Cabrera said he had no explanation for the team's struggles. "If I had an answer for that, I'd tell you," he said. "I really don't know. We have to figure out how to win more games. We know we have a good team. We know we have good talent in this clubhouse. So let's put it together and win more games." Cabrera has resigned himself to contributing to those wins at less than 100 percent. He said he has no plans to take time off to heal. "No, no, no," he said. "I played with a broken foot. If I'm able to go out there and do my job, I'm going to do it."