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Detroit Tigers Links: Miguel Cabrera nominated for Clemente award & Jim Leyland not thinking about contract

Miguel Cabrera is the Detroit Tigers' nominee for the Clemente award, Jim Leyland isn't wondering about a contact for next season, and Anibal Sanchez's chances of making a playoff rotation spot. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

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AL Central Standings

Chicago 81 66 .550 0 Won 5
Detroit 78 69 .531 3 Won 1
Kansas City 66 81 .449 15 Lost 2
Cleveland 61 87 .412 20.5 Lost 1
Minnesota 61 87 .412 20.5 Won 1

(updated 9.18.2012 at 8:08 PM PDT)

Tigers links:

Tigers manager Jim Leyland not wondering about job security
The Detroit News, Tom Gage

"His last home stand? Not under contract for next year, and with the regular season ticking down, Leyland was asked about his future with the Tigers before Tuesday night's game against Oakland."

Playoff spot would boost award cases for Tigers' Verlander, Cabrera
The Detroit News, Kurt Mensching
Check out Kurt's News article from yesterday if you missed it!

Anibal Sanchez making bid for playoff rotation spot
Detroit Free Press, John Verburg
It feels weird to say I'm more confident in Rick Porcello than Sanchez. Not because Sanchez is that good, but because I'm not sure I've ever been confident in Porcello in year's past. Or most of this year, for that matter.

Cabrera is Tigers’ nominee for Clemente award
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery
Good for you, Miggy!

It Could Be Worse: Those Guys Still Play?
Motor City Bengals, H. Jose Bosch
Bobby Higginson reference? Someone page Rogo!

Around the AL Central:

Twins 6, Indians 5: Twins Lose Less To Beat Indians In Twelve Innings
Twinkie Town

"The Twins and Indians went back and forth giving up the lead to one another over twelve innings tonight, but in the end only one team could lose, and that team was the Cleveland Indians."

White Sox 3, Royals 2: Three blasts back Floyd
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

"Gavin Floyd pitched seven outstanding innings against a team that has given him fits in the past, as the Sox maintained their three-game lead."

Royals Offense Impotent in 3-2 Loss to White Sox
Royals Review, Connor Moylan

"Games like this are the downside of having a hyper-aggressive approach. Royals hitters walked up to the plate, swung, recorded out, and went back to the dugout. Lather, rinse, repeat."

Elsewhere in baseball:

Who starts tiebreaker/wild-card games?
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

"Buster Olney made an important point in his Insider blog today: Rosters for the wild-card game can be changed for the Division Series."

Yunel Escobar suspended three games for gay slur, says message in eye black was ‘just a joke’
Big League Stew, Kevin Kaduk
I ... just ... no.

Wild Card Roster Loophole Might Mean 10-Man Bullpens
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer

"Have you considered the roster rules for the one-game Wild Card playoffs, just more than a couple of weeks from this very day? You haven'? Don't feel bad; neither have we."