DETROIT -- American League Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera left the Detroit Tigers' clubhouse without speaking to reporters following his team's 2-0 loss to San Francisco in Game 3 of the World Series, and manager Jim Leyland wants to know why.
Cabrera popped out with the bases loaded in the fifth inning and went 1 for 4 Saturday night. He is 2 for 9 (.222) with an RBI in the Series.
"I will deal with the situation and check into it, because you have to be there through the good and the bad. You can't be on this podium only when you win," Leyland said Sunday. "When we're 0-3, I've got to be up here, and I'm not the happiest camper in the world. However, you have a responsibility."
Leyland said he wanted to speak with Cabrera before making any decisions.
"Families are here, mothers are here, young kids are here. I don't know that somebody might have been sick. I don't know that something wasn't right in the family, he had to get out," Leyland said. "I want to make sure I don't make a fool of myself."
Still, he sounded as if the onus is on Cabrera to show he had a good reason.
"We're all big boys," Leyland said. "You can't just be here when everything is going well. That's our responsibility. Nobody from the Detroit Tigers ducks that."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.