Detroit Tigers Links: Max Scherzer should win the AL Cy Young & a look back on the regular season

Duane Burleson

Max Scherzer should win the AL Cy Young, a look back on Detroit's regular season, and the Rangers and Rays will meet in a tiebreaker tonight. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Tigers links:

A Final Look Back at the 2003 Detroit Tigers (43-119)
Motor City Bengals, Matt Pelc

The 2003 Detroit Tigers mercifully wrapped up its horrendous season on a-typical high note, avoiding tying or exceeding the all-time mark for losses.

Tigers Break Strikeout Mark, MLB Does Too
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas

When starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez disposed of Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan in the first inning yesterday, the Tigers pitching staff broke the single-season Major League Baseball strikeout record.

Tigers limp into playoffs after Alvarez no-no
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

We interrupt your wild-card races to give you Henderson Alvarez and one of the strangest celebrations you'll ever see.

Fielder father, son together in Miami
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck

While Cecil Fielder wasn't talking with reporters Saturday at Marlins Park, Prince Fielder wasn't in a position for an extended conversation about family.

Tigers first playoff-bound MLB team ever no-hit in final game of regular season
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery

The Detroit Tigers finished the regular season with one last singular achievement.

Mariano Rivera, almost a Tiger, instead became greatest reliever ever
The Detroit News, Jerry Green

In Sparky Anderson's last year, the Tigers were desperate for pitching.

Analysis: Max Scherzer should win AL Cy Young Award, but Anibal Sanchez deserves recognition
MLive.com, James Schmehl

Offering Anibal Sanchez $80 million for five years was a risky investment for the Tigers to make at the time, but they pulled the trigger. It was a gamble many teams regret not taking.

Detroit Tigers betting on several 'ifs' as playoffs loom
Detroit Free Press, Jeff Seidel

The Great Jhonny Peralta Experiment is loaded with 'ifs' and 'buts.'

Around the AL Central:

AL wild card: Indians clinch top seed, Rangers and Rays will meet in tiebreaker game Monday
Big League Stew, Mike Oz

It all came down to the Texas Rangers.

The Cleveland Indians cap an amazing September with a playoff-clinching victory in Game 162
Let's Go Tribe

Sitting here three hours after that final out, the enormity of what the Indians have accomplished is really hitting me.

Royals victorious in regular season finale, finish season with 86 wins
Royals Review, Connor Moylan

It's the Royals first win in a regular season finale in seven years.

Indians 5, Twins 1: Cleveland Clinches Wild Card Spot as Jimenez Dominates Minnesota
Twinkie Town

It's been a rough season for Minnesota Twins fans. Jesse has one final game recap from the atrocity that was the 2013 campaign.

Royals 4, White Sox 1: A day for the "I's" in "team"
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

Symbolic moments for Paul Konerko and Jose Quintana in loss symbolic of 2013 season.

Elsewhere in baseball:

2013 MLB playoffs — Here’s the schedule for the opening rounds
Big League Stew, Mike Oz

We're now done with every regular season game on the 2013 MLB schedule, and the postseason picture still isn't as clear as it's supposed to be.

The five baseball people you don't want to be stuck in an elevator with
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee

Scott Kazmir was stuck on an elevator for 1½ hours this week.

How umpire Angel Hernandez affected the AL side of the post-season
HardballTalk, Bill Baer

On May 8, the Indians played host to the Athletics at Progressive Field.

More Roars

Video, GIFs, photos: Tigers celebrate Central title

Phil Coke’s Flowchart: How to celebrate

Who should be on the playoff roster?

Rookie dress-up day photos emerge

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