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Detroit Tigers Links: A touching story about Max Scherzer & Torii Hunter records 2,000th hit

A touching story about Max Scherzer, Torii Hunter records his 2,000th career hit, and Jared Weaver will miss four to six weeks with a broken elbow. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Jared Wickerham

Max Scherzer: A brother's passage
ESPN, Robert Sanchez

Warning: Crying will happen when reading this.

Detroit Tigers' Torii Hunter gets 2,000th major-league hit
The Detroit News, Tony Paul

My adoration for Torii Hunter knows no bounds.

It's early, but are Tigers' problems real or imagined?
Detroit Free Press, Jamie Samuelsen

Since they're the same problems as last season, I'm going to go with "real." But I already see improvements this year.

.gif | Don Kelly Leaps Taller Than the Highest Building, Robs A Homerun
Walkoff Woodward, Alexandra Simon

I have little doubt that Don Kelly was the inspiration behind the Twitter account @CantPredictBall.

Drew Smyly, Darin Downs deserve shot at bigger role in Tiger 'pen
The Detroit News, Kurt Menching

The Tigers need a key out in the late innings. Who should they call on? If the batter is right-handed, the answer's as easy as ABC: Anyone but Coke.

Denard Robinson throws out first pitch at Tigers game, and has to one-hop it to the plate
Yahoo! Sports, Frank Schwab

So now we know. Denard Robinson cannot throw a baseball either.

Around the AL Central:

Nationals 8, White Sox 7: First frustrating game of the year
South Side Sox, Ken Neadly

The Sox had chances early, but failed to get the big hit against Gio Gonzalez and ultimately fell 8-7 to the Nationals.

Kansas City Royals offense batters Pelfrey in victory over Minnesota Twins
Royals Review, Connor Moylan

The Royals sent nine batters to the plate in the first inning and never looked back.

MLB Final Score: Yankees 14, Indians 1
Let's Go Tribe


Elsewhere in baseball:

Overthinking It: What We Know About the Blown Call
Baseball Prospectus, Ben Lindbergh

Defending Marty Foster, and why arguing balls and strikes is never as simple as it seems.

Loria-protesting Marlins fans kicked out of Marlins Park
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra

The Marlins are lucky those fans showed up to the stadium in the first place. Did you see that opening-day crowd? Yikes.

Angels pitcher Jered Weaver out 4-6 weeks with broken elbow
Big League Stew, Mike Oz