Detroit Tigers Links: Miguel Cabrera continues to be awesome & the best pitcher in the American League

Gregory Shamus

Miguel Cabrera continues to dominate everyone, the best pitcher in the American League, and Kirk Gibson rips Ryan Braun. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Detroit links:

Lost amid folks drooling all over the Royals: These Tigers are darn good -- and tough
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

It is not so much a classic or charmed year, which was a better description for the Tigers' breakthrough season of 2006, when they led their division most of the way and barged into that autumn's World Series.

The best pitcher in the American League is…
The Hardball Times, Chad Dotson

Breaking down the top three, or five, or seven pitchers in the AL.

Tigers contemplated using VMart at third base, to allow Miggy to DH
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery

Victor Martinez’s catching days could very well be over.

Analysis: Memo to major league pitchers about to face Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Just walk him
MLive.com, James Schmehl

Nowadays, it seems like the only way for a team to get past Miguel Cabrera is to walk him. If they don't, chances are, he's going to make 'em pay.

A Test: Are You a Good Detroit Tigers Fan?
TigerSnark

The following is a test to see if you deserve to be a fan of my favorite baseball team.

Around the AL Central:

MLB Final Score/Recap: Oakland Athletics 7, Cleveland Indians 3
Let's Go Tribe

The Indians lose the crucial rubber game of their series with Oakland and once again fall four games back in the Wild Card race.

Bruce Chen, Royals offense struggles in 6-3 defeat
Royals Review, Connor Moylan

Not a great way to finish up the series.

White Sox 5, Twins 2: Minnesota Continues to Struggle With Runners in Scoring Position
Twinkie Town

The Twins were 2-for-18 with runners in scoring position on Sunday afternoon. But is that why they lost? (Yes.)

Elsewhere in baseball:

Commissioner Bud's aware of Tropicana Field
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer

Wednesday, Commissioner Bud Selig suggested that he might commission a staff member to get involved in the never-ending effort to find the Tampa Bay Rays a new home. Good luck, staffer!

A-Rod’s lawyer says Yankees were misleading about injuries, made him look finished as player
Big League Stew, Mark Townsend

Where that fault lies though is something we don't truly know, but Tacopina may not stop talking until we buy his side of the story.

Kershaw pitching his way toward history
SweetSpot Blog, Christina Kahri

The Dodgers did it, winning their 10th game in a row to make their record 42-8 in their past 50 games. Think about that for a second.

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson rips Ryan Braun
HardballTalk, Drew Silva

Kirk Gibson's Diamondbacks lost to the Brewers in the 2011 NLDS, with Ryan Braun going 9-for-18.

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