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Detroit Tigers Links: Jhonny Peralta ejected for the first time & Justin Verlander's base hit odds

Jhonny Peralta was ejected for the first time Thursday night, Justin Verlander's base hit versus no-hitter odds, and Curtis Granderson donates $5 million to his alma mater. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.


AL Central Standings

Detroit 29 22 .568 0 Lost 2
Cleveland 29 24 .547 1 Won 2
Chicago 24 27 .470 5 Lost 3
Minnesota 22 28 .440 6.5 Won 3
Kansas City 21 29 .420 7.5 Lost 8

(updated 5.30.2013 at 7:28 PM PDT)

Tigers links:

Say what? Tigers' Jhonny Peralta ejected for first time
The Detroit News, Tony Paul

Jhonny Peralta steaming mad? That's something you don't see every day. OK, ever. Not even Thursday night, when, for the first time in his 11-year major league career he was ejected from a ballgame.

Twitter Talk: Is Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander more likely to throw no-hitter or get base hit this season?, Chris Iott

Has Al Alburquerque been throwing strikes in Triple-A Toledo? Who goes to Toledo when Austin Jackson returns? Could James McCann leapfrog Bryan Holaday this season?

Video: Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander gives 'best interview in baseball' on MLB Network
Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander made an appearance on MLB Network's 'Intentional Talk' with Chris Rose and Kevin Millar on Wednesday.

Around the AL Central:

Sox 3, Cubs 8: Wind blowing out, but only in the bottom of every inning apparently
South Side Sox

Sox roughed up again by the north siders.

It's time for the Kansas City Royals to clean house
ESPN, David Schoenfield

The Kansas City Royals probably would be better off putting George Brett in the lineup than making him their interim hitting coach, but at least it will be good to see Brett back in a Royals uniform.

Elsewhere in baseball:

It’s Time to Take the Pirates Seriously
FanGraphs Baseball, Dave Cameron

Is this another first half mirage that will lead to a second half collapse, or do Pittsburgh fans finally have a contender to root for?

Curtis Granderson to give $5 million to build new baseball stadium at his alma mater
Big League Stew, Mike Oz

I adore him.

This is the sort of TV umpires use for instant replay
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra

Well this is a bit disheartening. Also, Dells still exist? Fancy that.