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Cabrera's MVP a big hit back home in Venezuela

Updated: November 15, 2012, 11:55 PM ET
Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela -- When the AL MVP award went to Miguel Cabrera on Thursday, it was a big hit back home.

Jose Torres, one of Cabrera's uncles in Venezuela, said he celebrated by setting off fireworks in the working-class neighborhood where the Detroit Tigers' slugger grew up in the city of Maracay.

"When the neighbors heard the fireworks, they came out of their house to celebrate with us," Torres told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.

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