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'Pretty Surreal': Manoah on Facing Idol Miguel Cabrera

Blue Jays starter Alek Manoah grew up near Miami idolizing slugger Miguel Cabrera

Alek Manoah wasn't just a Miguel Cabrera fan growing up, he idolized him.

Manoah was born in Homestead, Florida, just south of Miami, and grew up watching Cabrera play for the Florida Marlins and win a World Series.

Saturday night, he struck out his idol — three times.

Manoah called Saturday's outing a surreal moment for him, and he connected with his brother Erik (a pitcher in the Twins organization) after the game to discuss the feat. 

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"We had a little moment there," Manoah said. "It was pretty surreal."