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Detroit Tigers Links: Victor Martinez's slow start & Danny Worth's long road to the majors

Lots of people are talking about Victor Martinez's slow start, Danny Worth is still toiling in Toledo, and Torii Hunter wants to win baseball games. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.


Tigers' Torii Hunter: Forget excuses, win now
The Detroit News, Tom Gage

"We might be a little tired, but you can't have excuses. " Hunter said. "We have to take (Monday) off, relax, get a steak and come back (today).

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera receives error, Doug Fister not charged with earned runs after change
MLive, James Schmehl
Victor Martinez's laser against the Seattle Mariners was changed to a hit, bringing his average up to .182.

Victor Martinez Isn't Hitting, But He's Still Getting On Base
Motor City Bengals, Matt Snyder
Martinez has walked more than he has struck out so far this season, which is a good sign. It seems like his issues are part luck, part timing.

The Detroit Tigers Fan's Guide to the 2013 Kansas City Royals

"Team Weakness: The starting rotation is still questionable. Expect them to shut Detroit out in two of the next three games now."

Bumpy road to big leagues: Danny Worth yearning for a chance to stick around with Detroit Tigers
MLive, James Schmehl
Keep your chin up, Danny.

Tigers coming home with questions in tow -
Detroit Free Press, Jeff Seidel
I don't understand why this entire article needs to be in quotes.

Around the AL Central:

MLB Final Score: Cleveland Indians 3, Chicago White Sox 2
Let's Go Tribe

"Justin Masterson struggled with his command most of the game, but somehow kept things together through seven innings."

Indians 3, White Sox 2: Throwing games away
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

"With runners on first and second (infield single and a walk, naturally and naturally) and one out, Thornton tried to get cute by trying to pick off Drew Stubbs at second. Ramirez snuck behind Stubbs, but Thornton threw low and behind his receiver, and it bounced beneath Stubbs and into center field, allowing both runners to advance."

Elsewhere in Baseball:

Brandon Moss and Josh Reddick visit Boston Marathon bombing victim
HardballTalk, D.J. Short
Moss and Reddick were both members of the Red Sox organization before being traded away in separate deals.

Delmon Young, r.f. (or not)
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer
Update: Delmon struck out twice against the Lakeland Flying Tigers (hey, that's us!) last night.