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Detroit Tigers Links: Justin Verlander's three-game slump & Avisail Garcia should be in Triple-A

Jim Leyland says we made too much of Justin Verlander's mini-slump, Avisail Garcia should be in Triple-A, and the Tigers are not maximizing Prince Fielder. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Duane Burleson

Tigers links:

Under present-day microscope, Miguel Cabrera's feats are momentous
The Detroit News, Jerry Green

It is Sunday night, and the time machine whirs - cable TV in an era of make-believe. The run-around-on-the-field reporter stuffs a microphone into the slugger's round face and asks a simple question. "Ugh," says the slugger. "They pitch 'em and I hit 'em."

Detroit Tigers' Jim Leyland says Avisail Garcia 'needs to be in Triple-A'
Detroit Free Press, Carlos Monarrez

Tigers manager Jim Leyland says young outfielder Avisail Garcia might go a long way in the majors. A long way. But, for now, Leyland knows exactly where Garcia needs to go.

Did we make too much of Verlander's three-game mini-slump? Leyland thinks yes ... but also no
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery

"Well, no I don’t think anybody made too much of it. Why I say that, I personally think people made too much of it, but I don’t think people made too much of it."

Anibal Sanchez and the value of patience
SweetSpot Blog, Matt Meyers

On Sept. 6, 2006, a 22-year-old Anibal Sanchez threw a no-hitter against the Arizona Diamondbacks while pitching for the Marlins.

Cabrera Increasing his Value Even More with Situational Hitting
Tiger Tales

Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera is off to an incredible start by any measure leading the American League in batting average, on-base percentage, OPS, total bases, times on base and wOBA.

Detroit Tigers Not Maximizing Prince Fielder
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum

Prince Fielder has one very important role in this Tigers offense: punish teams that pitch around Miguel Cabrera.

Around the AL Central:

MLB Final Score/Recap: Cincinnati Reds 4, Cleveland Indians 2
Let's Go Tribe

Another day, another bullpen implosion.

A very Royal Memorial Day
Royals Review, Craig Brown

The Royals don't take a holiday as they provide more of the same.

Twins 6, Brewers 3: Parmelee, Mauer Homer as Minnesota Tops Milwaukee's B-Squad
Twinkie Town

The Brewers didn't have their best hitters in the lineup today, but a win is a win. Go Twins Go!

Cubs, 7, White Sox 0: Steamrolled by Jeff Samardzija
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

Jeff Samardzija recorded his first shutout while sloppy defense returned to the South Side.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Brandon McCarthy shares his batting practice playlist with Twitter followers
Big League Stew, Mark Townsend

The best thing about Brandon McCarthy is that he's always in Brandon McCarthy mode.

CC Sabathia says he is "hurting the team"
HardballTalk, Bill Baer

Yankees starter CC Sabathia allowed seven runs in seven innings to the Rays this afternoon, resulting in an 8-3 loss.

More Roars:

Tigers 6, Pirates 5: Verlander strikes out 8

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