"Alburquerque remains somewhat of a marvelous mystery man because he's so often been lights-out with the Tigers. But because of last season's elbow surgery, Alburquerque is not really established an extensive track record for anyone to grasp what he could do over an entire season."
Let The Bullpen Panic Begin: Closers By Committee Gag In 9th, Tigers Lose
Walkoff Woodward, Grey Papke
"Before we get to the 9th inning, it’s probably worth noting that the Tigers should have done a lot better against Twins starter Kevin Correia. They scored just twice, in the 3rd and 5th, and Miguel Cabrera was responsible for both RBI."
Around the AL Central:
Royals Fall to Sox by Three
Royals Review, Clark Fosler
"By the way, can anyone actually play any sort of defense for Chicago besides Gordon Beckham? And if not, why can't Kansas City muster more than two runs over eighteen innings?"
Elsewhere in Baseball:
Yu Darvish serves notice on baseball
SB Nation, Steve Goldman
Considering what Alexi Ogando did to the Houston Astros yesterday, I'd like to see Darvish dominate a real MLB team before we call him an ace.
Scott Boras was blindsided by Robinson Cano going with Jay-Z
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
Sound like Cano had a moment of clarity, told Boras that he can't knock the hustle, and is ready to prove to the Yankees that money ain't a thang. According to Boras, it's just politics as usual.