Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is off the disabled list and back in the starting lineup.
The two-time AL MVP was activated for Friday night's game at Houston. He was playing first base and batting third.
Cabrera hasn't played since July 3 because of a strained left calf. He began the day batting .350 with 15 home runs and 54 RBIs in 77 games. The Tigers are five games behind in the race for the second AL wild-card spot.
This was Cabrera's first stint on the disabled list. He's in his 13th major league season.
The Tigers optioned left-hander Kyle Ryan to Triple-A Toledo to make room for Cabrera on the roster.
Giants pursue Utley
San Francisco made a trade offer for Chase Utley after the Philadelphia second baseman cleared waivers this week. Several teams are expected to compete for the services of Utley, 36, who has spent all 13 of his major league seasons with the Phillies and can veto any trade. He might opt to join a team with which he could count on starting for the rest of the season. Giants All-Star second baseman Joe Panik has been on the DL since Aug. 2 because of inflammation in his back.