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Detroit Tigers Links: Jim Leyland's thoughts on Ryan Raburn & the Miami Marlins are struggling

Jim Leyland gives some thoughts on Ryan Raburn, the Tigers are avoiding double plays this year, and the Miami Marlins are have a tough time (in case you didn't know). These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.


Tigers links:

Detroit Tigers Avoiding Double Plays
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum

Lets keep our fingers crossed and hope I didn't just jinx them.

'Nobody's happy' with sweep in D.C., but Tigers' road trip still a success
The Detroit News, Tom Gage

What have you done lately, Tigers? You had a good trip, that's what. But in the wrong order.

Tigers' Darin Downs not sold on pitching headgear
Detroit Free Press, George Sipple

Tigers left-hander Darin Downs said he was praying for Toronto pitcher J.A. Happ, who was hit by a line drive on the head Tuesday night.

Leyland on Raburn: "I probably screwed him up"
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck

One year ago around this time, Ryan Raburn was on his way to getting booed out of Detroit.

Around the AL Central:

MLB Final Score: Cleveland Indians 9, Oakland Athletics 2
Let's Go Tribe

The Indians pull off the four-game sweep, and have now won 10 out of their last 11.

New Lineup Sparks Royals to 6-2 Win
Royals Review, Jeff Zimmerman

Nice win by the boys in blue to stop the three game slide.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Should MLB overturn the A’s-Indians home run call and replay last night’s game?
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra

The overwhelming weight of opinion among baseball commentators this morning is that Bud Selig should step in, overturn Angel Hernandez's bad call of the Adam Rosales non-home-run and force the Indians and A's to reply the remainder of that game from that point, with the game tied.

Five lost scouting reports
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee

Everyone's agog with the old scouting reports that the Hall of Fame released. Here are five more that were previously unseen.

Miami Marlins run ‘ultimate fan’ contest — and it goes exactly as you’d expect
Big League Stew, Mike Oz

If most baseball teams held a social media contest looking for an "ultimate fan" to win an all-expense paid trip to New York City, fans would falling all over themselves to win.