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Detroit Tigers Links: Tigers' bullpen still a problem & Yu Darvish's mastery

The Tigers' bullpen is not taking shape, the Marlins claim Duane Below from Detroit, and Yu Darvish is good at pitching. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

With Valverde back in fold, Tigers' bullpen might finally be taking shape
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

Obviously Henning wrote this before Thursday's game. And obviously he was drunk.

Game 20: Two ways to attack a Moose
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck

Grumble, grumble, grumble.

Marlins claim Duane Below away from Tigers
Detroit Free Press, George Sipple

Legitimately sad about this.

The strange career of Roy Cullenbine
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

You're probably not familiar with Roy Cullenbine, considering he played in the majors from 1938 through 1947.

Around the AL Central:

White Sox 5, Rays 2: Early outburst enough for Chris Sale
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

Big first inning leads to consecutive wins for the first time in a week.

Gordon Slams Tigers, Royals win 8-3
Royals Review, Jeff Zimmerman

I love winning, it's like better than losing.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Currently historic: A new strikeout king?
The Hardball Times, Jason Linden

There is no way anyone can out-strikeout Adam Dunn. It's virtually impossible.

Are baseball games too long?
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee


Yu Darvish GIF shows his five-pitch mastery
Big League Stew, Mike Oz

This is the most mesmerizing GIF I've ever seen.