Detroit Tigers Links: Rick Porcello's improvement & Miguel Cabrera's career home runs

Rick Yeatts

Rick Porcello's improvements justify why he wasn't traded, Miguel Cabrera surpasses Hank Greenberg on the career home run list, and MLB's 10 worst hitters. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Tigers links:

This is why the Tigers refused to dump Rick Porcello in a trade
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

Porcello has had one bad start in 2013. He has four consecutive quality starts (six innings or more, three or fewer earned runs allowed) after winning Friday night's pitching fest that saw the Tigers tip the Rangers, 2-1.

Miguel Cabrera ties Hank Greenberg with 331st career homer
HardballTalk, Bill Baer

Update: As I was doing this, Cabrera hit his third ... yes third ... home run of the game. So he officially surpassed Hank Greenberg. He is unreal.

'Catfish' making the Tigers' lineup dangerous from the bottom up
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery

After facing the Detroit Tigers 10 days ago, Washington Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann expressed that every opposing pitcher would ideally like to do — and, at the same time, knows is a nearly impossible task.

Does Rick Porcello Finally Have a Strikeout Pitch?
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas

After seeing ace Justin Verlander allow eight runs in less than three innings to the powerful Texas Rangers on Thursday, Tigers fans feared the worst when Rick Porcello took the mound last night.

Miguel Cabrera: Trade Bait?
Motor City Bengals, Grant Stoye

Miguel Cabrera just hit an opposite-field home run 441 feet. This is not something normal ball players do. This is not something good ball players do.

Around the AL Central:

MLB Final Score/Recap: Cleveland Indians 6, Seattle Mariners 0
Let's Go Tribe

Another Cy Young winner faced, another victory.

Royals look completely mediocre in 4-3 loss to Athletics
Royals Review, Connor Moylan

A fitting way to wrap up a horrible weekend in Oakland.

Red Sox 5, Twins 1: Boston Sweeps Series
Twinkie Town

The Twins did not have a good series.

Angels 6, White Sox 2: Jake Peavy loses command, Sox settle for split
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

Four-walk inning -- including two with the bases loaded -- puts series win out of reach.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Cubs fan showcases tremendous hands while reeling in dangerous foul ball (Video)
Big League Stew, Mark Townsend

I hear the Astros could use some help.

MLB's 10 worst hitters, and optimism
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer

These guys have been terrible, but at least of them will improve.

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