Detroit Tigers' Jim Leyland being careful with Jose Valverde, Al Alburquerque as bullpen continues to round into shape
MLive, Chris Iott
The unspoken luxury in this situation is that the starting pitching has allowed Leyland to be selective in his bullpen usage. They are averaging 6 1/3 innings per start as a team this season, which is astounding.
5 things we learned from the Tigers’ sweep over the Braves
The Daily Fungo, Ian Casselberry
"I wasn’t crazy about Detroit signing Anibal Sanchez to a five-year, $80 million contract in the offseason, but maybe I need to drink a cup of shut the eff up."
Fashion! Mud Hens ready to rock Chewbacca jerseys
Detroit Free Press, James Jahnke
These are hidious.
Around the AL Central:
MLB Final Score: Cleveland Indians 9, Kansas City Royals 0: Bizarro Ubaldo shocks everyone, especially the Royals, by pitching a gem
Let's Go Tribe
Ryan Raburn hit two home runs and drove in four RBIs. Even more shocking, I started him on my fantasy team.
Ubaldo'd: Royals shut down and out by Jimenez
Royals Review, Craig Brown
"On the flip side, there was Wade Davis. Davis was miserable. I was hoping he could last five innings. He went 4.2, allowing 15 baserunners."
"Correia, 32, signed a two-year contract worth $10 million in the off-season, a move that many - including you - criticized at the time. Through five starts, however, Correia has a 3-1 record and a 2.23 ERA, has pitched at least seven innings and allowed three or fewer runs in each of the five games, and now also has a pretty good idea of the things you've been saying about him."
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