KANSAS CITY -- In the ultimate sign of respect for a visiting player, Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera received a standing ovation from the crowd at Kauffman Stadium as he stepped into the batter's box Wednesday night. Then, he stepped into history.With a .330 average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs, Cabrera became the first player in 45 years to achieve the Triple Crown, leading the American League in all three categories. Save for a two-homer game from ex-teammate Curtis Granderson to climb within one home run, it was essentially a victory lap. For the crowd in Kansas City, the players on the field and fans watching everywhere else, it was an appreciation. For Cabrera, it seemed to be a realization.