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Detroit Tigers Links: Miguel Cabrera should play hurt & the Tigers' lineup problems

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DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 26: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers watches the action from the dugout during the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Comerica Park on August 26, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.
DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 26: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers watches the action from the dugout during the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Comerica Park on August 26, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.


AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Chicago 70 55 .560 0 Won 5
Detroit 69 58 .543 2 Won 2
Kansas City 56 70 .444 14.5 Lost 1
Cleveland 55 72 .433 16 Lost 1
Minnesota 51 75 .404 19.5 Lost 5

(updated 8.26.2012 at 3:38 PM PDT)


According to Terry Foster, Miguel Cabrera is not allowed to rest his ankle; Delmon Young did something good yesterday; and the Tigers have a few lineup problems. These stories and more in today's morning prowl.

Tigers links:

Jeff Seidel: Talent of Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, Angels' Mike Trout make AL MVP race too close to call -- Detroit Free Press, Jeff Seidel
"It's Trout vs. Cabrera. The Phenom vs. the Best Hitter in Baseball. The Clean Cut Kid vs. The Big Kid in a Big Man's Body. Who should win the MVP this year?"

Tigers must play Miguel Cabrera, injured or not -- The Detroit News, Terry Foster
"Cabrera is paid too much to sit and he hits too well to sit. If you don't see him in the three-hole, you know something is really wrong with his ankle or that the chase for the playoffs is done."

Detroit Tigers' lineup problems -- SweetSpot Blog, Josh Worn
"We’ll take a look at why the team, which still has scored the sixth-most runs in the American League, has scored less than expected. Is it just because expectations were too high? Or when we dig deeper will we find a glaring reason?"

.gif | Delmon Young Goes Back-to-Back In 6th Inning -- Walkoff Woodward, Rob Rogacki
Today in "Rare moments in Tigers baseball," Delmon Young does something productive.

Around the AL Central:

Game 127: Yankees 4, Indians 2 -- Let's Go Tribe
"The Indians dropped the rubber game of their weekend series with New York 4-2. A recap of the game."

Boring, Messy Royals Drop to Boston 8 - 6 -- Royals Review
"I fell asleep late in the game this afternoon. It was sometime around the sixth inning."

Elsewhere in baseball:

Vin Scully To Return To Dodgers In 2013 -- True Blue LA, Eric Stephen
These words are courtesy of Rob. "Vin Scully is coming back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, it deserves that many exclamation points."

Dodgers Acquire Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez And Carl Crawford In Blockbuster Trade -- Baseball Nation
"The Dodgers claimed Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett off waivers from the Red Sox, and the two teams are close to completing a nine-player blockbuster that includes Carl Crawford."

Roger Clemens goes three-plus scoreless for Sugar Land -- HardballTalk, Drew Silva
Meh.