Detroit Tigers Links: Torii Hunter will stay in right field & Max Scherzer isn't stranding enough runners on base

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Torii Hunter won't play center field with Austin Jackson on the disabled list, Max Scherzer has not stranded very many runners this season, and Bryce Harper is good at baseball. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Torii Hunter will remain in right for Detroit Tigers; Avisail Garcia likely to get majority of starts in center
MLive, Chris Iott
If Andy Dirks stays hot, he will be in the lineup more often than not. Does this mean less Don Kelly? We can only hope.

First basemen aren't moving the needle in Tigers farm system
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
The options are looking pretty bleak without 100% Ryan Strieby waiting in the wings.

Max Scherzer’s LOB%
Eye On the Tigers, Jeff Roberts
It's pretty crazy to note that Scherzer has been the Tigers' fourth-best starter in terms of ERA, yet his ERA is 3.61 and he's getting unlucky. Yeah, the rotation is that good.

Tigers Playfully Dismiss Astros in Base Ball Contest
Walkoff Woodward

"It’s not fair, man. Like, really, man? How is it fair that Houston has to play the Tigers? Andy Dirks would hit cleanup for them. Don Kelly would probably play every day. Every single pitcher the Tigers have, including some in AAA, are better than anything the Astros have."

The Most Annoying People at Comerica Park
TigerSnark
Sadly, if the Tigers kicked all of these people out of the park, we would have a crowd smaller than your average Cleveland Indians game.

Which team has MLB's best uniforms?
ESPN SportsNation
The top-seeded American League team in this tournament run by ESPN isn't the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox, but your very own Detroit Tigers.

Around the AL Central:

MLB Final Score: New York Yankees 7, Cleveland Indians 0
Let's Go Tribe
The Indians won the first game of yesterday's doubleheader 1-0 thanks to a strong outing from Justin Masterson.

Twins 10, White Sox 3: Errors on one side, Aaron on the other
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

"The defense continues to make the pitching look worse than it is -- and Santiago didn't even look that good. He struggled with command of his breaking ball and screwball, and even missed a number of spots with his fastball."

Fast Reaction: Twins 10, White Sox 3
Twinkie Town
Aaron Hicks is finally starting to look like a big league centerfielder. He hit two home runs and robbed another, making Hawk Harrelson a very sad man.

Elsewhere in Baseball:

Bryce Harper: A swing of beauty
Washington Post, Adam Kilgore

"The origin story of Harper’s swing starts not in a lab, like some comic book hero’s superpower, but rather in his family’s garage...Bryce Harper could not fathom how many soft tosses or batting practice pitches his father threw him. 'Millions,' he said. 'Absolutely millions.'"

Rizzo's new deal looks fantastic for Cubs
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer
There's always a small chance that a long-term deal like this busts, but locking up a player like Anthony Rizzo for slightly more per year than what the Tigers paid Delmon Young last season is a good move. Theo Epstein seems to be getting things heading in the right direction in Chicago.

Curtis Granderson returning? Brennan Boesch optioned to Triple-A
Pinstriped Bible, Jason Cohen
And to think that Boesch could be patrolling our outfield this year...

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