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
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
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.