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Detroit Tigers Links: MVP, fire Leyland debates continue

The Mike Trout vs. Miguel Cabrera debate continues, not everyone wants Jim Leyland fired, and Stephen Strasburg should be used as a pinch hitter this postseason. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

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Tigers links:

Umpires explains Saturday play involving Alex Avila, Quintin Berry
Detroit Free Press, John Lowe

"Umpire Wally Bell explained before Sunday’s game the sequence Saturday in which Quintin Berry tried to disrupt the Indians’ appeal that Alex Avila missed third base."

Not everyone wants Leyland fired
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery

"Here are a few quotes from a radio interview Alex Avila gave on MLBNetworkRadio's 'Inside Pitch' last week that back that up."

AL MVP debate: Tigers' Miguel Cabrera versus Angels' Mike Trout
ESPN, David Schoenfield

"The grievances seem mostly confined to Michigan but usually go something like this: The media is ignoring Miguel Cabrera's MVP candidacy because we're in love with Mike Trout since he's a rookie."

Tigers Can’t Hold Lead in Absolutely Bizarre Game
Walkoff Woodward, Erin Saelzler

"One thing’s for sure: This will go down as one of the weirdest games of this season, if not THE weirdest."

A Season Full of Mistakes Show Up Sunday
Motor City Bengals, Bryan Craves

"The Detroit Tigers today, showed why that they aren't a viable playoff team. The results were ultra sloppy."

Around the AL Central:

Royals Fall to Trumbo, Angels 4 - 3
Royals Review

"Early on, it seemed as though we fans were going to get treated to a The Godfather, Part III follow-up to last night's equivalent to The Godfather, Part II."

White Sox 9, Twins 2: Mauer Homers but Minnesota Swept at Home
Twinkie Town

"Twins swept at home. Again. Boy, is this getting old..."

White Sox 9, Twins 2: Sweep sets up showdown
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

"The White Sox jumped on Scott Diamond to close out a highly successful season series against Minnesota with a blowout."

Game 147: Indians 7, Tigers 6
Let's Go Tribe

"The Indians came back in the ninth to beat Jose Valverde and the Tigers 7-6. A recap of the game."

Elsewhere in baseball:

Ozzie Guillen: Marlins terrible, but still trying
HardballTalk, Matthew Pouliot

"When Ozzie Guillen bashed Buster Olney on Twitter Friday, he was merely criticizing the accusation that his team has given up. On the other hand, he is perfectly willing to admit that his team isn't any good."

Nats Should Use Strasburg In The Postseason ... As A Pinch HitterBaseball Nation, Wendy Thurm

"Stephen Strasburg won't pitch again for the Nationals this season. But he could contribute to the Nationals'; postseason in another way."