For the first time in the last 15 games, Miguel Cabrera was held without a hit.

Despite drawing a seventh-inning intentional walk, Cabrera went 0-for-3 at the plate Tuesday night with a strikeout, flyout and groundout against the Kansas City Royals.

The result? His batting average dropped two points to .329.

He now holds a slim three-point lead over Minnesota's Joe Mauer, who leapfrogged Mike Trout for the second-best average in the American League, after a 3-for-4 night.

Other than batting average, the 29-year-old Cabrera didn't lose much ground in the two other Triple Crown categories, because -- for the most part -- the rest of the field fell silent.