Detroit Tigers Links: Austin Jackson makes good catches & Cy Young, MVP hopes fading

Sept. 8, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson (14) catches a ball for an out in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.


AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Chicago 75 64 .539 0 Lost 1
Detroit 73 66 .525 2 Lost 3
Kansas City 63 77 .450 12.5 Won 1
Cleveland 59 81 .421 16.5 Lost 2
Minnesota 58 82 .414 17.5 Won 2

(updated 9.9.2012 at 9:13 PM PDT)


Austin Jackson is good at baseball, the Tigers MVP and Cy Young hopes could be fading, and the Tigers are really good at losing one-run games. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Tigers links:

Did we just witness Cy Young, MVP hopes fading? -- Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery
Last year, seemed for sure that Jered Weaver's Cy Young hopes ended with his implosion, ejection in Detroit. This year, the Angels may have paid the Tigers back, as Justin Verlander's (slim) Cy Young repeat hopes may have ended with his second straight awful road start."

.gif | Austin Jackson Robs a Homer -- Walkoff Woodward, Alexandra Simon
"After Mike Trout robbed Prince Fielder and the Tigers of a homer to end the game last night, Austin Jackson decided he’d return the favor in the second inning of Sunday’s game."

One-Run Losses Continue to Plague Tigers -- Tiger Tales, Lee Panas
"The Tigers got swept by the Los Angeles Angels this weekend in a series that included two more one-run losses. These one-run defeats have become too commonplace in recent weeks for the Tigers."

Tigers Objective Clear As They Head To Chicago -- Motor City Bengals, John Verburg
"After a weekend sweep at the hands of fellow wild card pursuee, the Los Angeles Angels, the Tigers now head to Chicago for an increasingly important four game series."

Around the AL Central:

Game 140: Twins 8, Indians 7 -- Let's Go Tribe
"The Twins beat the Indians 8-7 on Justin Morneau's ninth-inning home run. A recap of the game."

Royals 2, White Sox 1, 10 innings: Go Bears -- South Side Sox
"Attendance has been a pretty big problem for the White Sox this season, so much so that their starting short stop didn't even get there on time for this one."

Royals, Holland Barely Hold 10th-inning Lead, Take Game, Series from Pale Hoes -- Royals Review
"Royals, Holland Barely Hold 10th-inning Lead, Take Game, Series from Pale Hoes: Guthrie sterling in no-decision."

Elsewhere in baseball:

B.J. Upton’s wallet gets returned via twitter -- HardballTalk, Matthew Pouliot
"B.J. Upton hit three homers against the Rangers today and then lost his wallet. However, it all ended well, thanks to a little help from social media."

Bryce Harper dressed as a female gymnast? The Nationals rookie hazing made it so -- Big League Stew, Kevin Kaduk
"You've heard of the Fierce Five? Yeah, well meet the Not-So-Magnificent Seven."

Winners and losers of the weekend -- SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
"Somehow, it seems the American League playoff race got even crazier over the weekend. Let's recap with winners and losers."

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