Detroit Tigers' Anibal Sanchez pitches way into Cy Young conversation as team close in on division title
MLive.com, Chris Iott
I just think it's pretty awesome that two Tigers' pitchers not named Justin Verlander are currently in the Cy Young conversation.
Chapman, Rondon, and Two Types of 100
FanGraphs Baseball, Jeff Sullivan
According to the best data I can access, so far this year there have been 425 pitches thrown at least 100 miles per hour.
Was The Tigers' Singing Hot Dog Vendor Fired For Being Anti-Ketchup?
Deadspin, Dom Cosentino
Just in case you're not entirely sick of this story yet.
Baseball's best ballpark statues
Baseball Nation, Larry Granillo
And lest we forget the two, freakishly big statues of tigers that guard the left field scoreboard. No, they are not human. But they are baseball legends in their own right, I'd like to believe.
Around the AL Central:
If you're a Twins fan and you're a glutton for punishment, read this game recap.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Plenty of awards remain up for grabs in final two weeks
SI.com, Cliff Corcoran
With two weeks left in the regular season, there's a general consensus about who is going to win most of the major player awards.
How important is lineup construction to a team's success?
Sporting News, Jese Spector
There is a Leyland joke in here somewhere. But I'm going to bite my tongue.
A-Rod is the "face of baseball" among people who aren’t really baseball fans
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
That can be said about the entire Yankees organization in general, no? I mean, if you ask a non-baseball fan or casual baseball fan who their favorite team is, chances are they'll say the Yankees. This should surprise no one. Before A-Rod, it was Derek Jeter.