Detroit Tigers Links: Wasted starts are hindering Detroit & Jhonny Peralta looks good in instructional league

Hannah Foslien

Wasted starts are hindering the Tigers, Jhonny Peralta looks good in his return in the Fall Instructional League, and Jason Giambi's dramatic homer. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Tigers links:

Wasted starts keeping Detroit Tigers behind Boston and Oakland
Detroit Free Press, John Lowe

If the Tigers open a playoff series in either Boston or Oakland, and wonder why that series isn't opening at Comerica Park, they can look at the magnificent starting pitching of which they didn't take advantage.

How concerned should Detroit Tigers fans be with bullpen issues as team heads toward playoffs?
MLive.com, Chris Iott

Relief pitchers for the Tigers have combined for a 5.98 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP in the month of September.

Tigers' Jhonny Peralta feels, looks good in return to action
The Detroit News, James Chipman

Assigned to the Fall Instructional League while he wraps up his 50-game suspension, Peralta played Monday against a team of Nationals prospects.

Around the AL Central:

Giambi's dramatic homer wins game of year
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

Ugh.

Final Score: Cleveland Indians 5, Chicago White Sox 4
Let's Go Tribe

Jason Giambi says: Chris who?

Indians 5, White Sox 4: Jason Giambi's walk-off believably unbelievable
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

Addison Reed gives up game-ending two-run homer after solo shots by Dayan Viciedo and Alejandro De Aza put Tribe on ropes.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha loses no-hitter with two outs in ninth on agonizing infield single
Yahoo Sports, David Brown

I'd bet it's even worse when it's a perfect game that's ripped out of your hands in the ninth. I. Would. Bet.

Are fielders getting better and better?
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee

There are fewer errors and more standout defensive seasons this year than ever before. Is this something of a defensive revolution?

Workloads may be catching up with workhorses like Sabathia, Halladay
SI.com, Tom Verducci

Throw in Johan Santana, who never threw a pitch, and it's been a bad year for workhorses.

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