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Detroit Tigers Links: More Love for Delmon Young & Jered Weaver's Status for Saturday

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September 2, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young (21) hits a three run home run during the sixth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
September 2, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young (21) hits a three run home run during the sixth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE


AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Chicago 73 61 .544 0 Won 1
Detroit 72 62 .537 1 Lost 1
Kansas City 60 74 .447 13 Lost 1
Cleveland 57 78 .422 16.5 Won 1
Minnesota 55 80 .407 18.5 Lost 2

(updated 9.3.2012 at 10:21 PM EDT)


Delmon Young is getting some much-deserved media love, Jered Weaver might not start for the Los Angeles Angels this weekend, and the Washington Nationals will end 2012 with a winning record. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Los Angeles Angels to 'wait and see' whether Jered Weaver will be OK to pitch against Detroit Tigers - MLive, Chris Iott
At this point, I'd rather see Weaver than Zack Greinke. Get well soon, Jered.

Does Delmon Young’s Mustache Have Special Powers? The Stats Say Yes - Walkoff Woodward, Rob Rogacki
A thorough statistical analysis of Delmon's production related to the growth of his mustache.

Delmon Young has blistering week at plate for Tigers - The Detroit News, David Goricki
Clearly, it's the mustache.

Why the Detroit Tigers' Best Baseball Is Still Ahead of Them - Bleacher Report, Ian Casselberry
A bit tardy on our part, but still some great analysis from Uncle Ian.

Ruminations about the lack of bunting on Miguel Cabrera - South Side Sox, Jim Margalus
"Over the Sox's 81 outs this series, the Sox never found out whether Cabrera could field a bunt. Over the last 54 outs of the series, they only made him spontaneously and strenuously move once."

Report: Tigers to call up right-hander Luke Putkonen on Tuesday - Detroit Free Press
"The Tigers sent Putkonen down Aug. 24, meaning he needed 10 days in the minors before getting called back up, which would bring him to Tuesday."

Around the AL Central:

Game 135: Indians 3, Tigers 2 - Let's Go Tribe
Ugh.

Darvish Flashes Brilliance, Royals Lose Early and Often on Labor Day - Royals Review
"After seeing the ineffable Yu Darvish throw a flawless game to the first 17 Royals who came to the plate, the Royals feigned fire in the belly and staged a pseudo-comeback only to come up predictably short against the vastly superior Rangers."

Elsewhere in Baseball:

Nationals Clinch First Winning Season In 43 Years For D.C. - Baseball Nation, Scott Coleman
"The Washington Nationals will finish this season with a winning record, the first time a D.C.-based baseball team has done so since the Senators in 1969."

The Yankees lead in the AL East is down to one - HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
Looking ahead, the Yankees and Orioles play a four-game series in Baltimore this weekend.

Jason Repko flips over wall to rob Kosuke Fukudome of a grand slam (Video) - Big League Stew, Kevin Kaduk
If you haven't seen this yet, go now. If you have, still go now. This is insane.