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Detroit Tigers Links: Miguel Cabrera on pace to break RBI record & Alan Trammell "walks like a duck"

Miguel Cabrera is on pace to break a long-standing RBI record, Ryan Raburn returns to Detroit this week, and a former scout wasn't very fond of a young prospect named Alan Trammell. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.


What they're saying: Miguel Cabrera on pace to break Hack Wilson's single-season RBI record
MLive, James Schmehl
It probably won't happen, but don't be surprised if Cabrera sets a new career-high in 2013.

Report: Alan Trammell
Diamond Mines
The Diamond Mines is a new website funded by the Baseball Hall of Fame documenting scouting reports of old players. Here's one for Alan Trammell claiming he "walks like a duck."

Star Wars Night at the ballpark
Baseball Nation, Matt Sussman

"I should also preface everything below by saying I'm not a Star Wars fan...But I know enough about the franchise to speak eloquently on it. For example, I don't think any nerds would disagree with me when I say that Star Wars is, for the most part, exactly like Star Trek."

2013 MLB Baseball Power Rankings Week 6
Yeah, I'd say that's fair.

Ten Awesome Fox Sports Detroit Programming Ideas
I'm not sure if Rogo is serious or not (is there even a difference anymore?) but I would rather watch any of these than another Shannon Hogan interview or Sam Bernstein commercial.

Around the AL Central:

Former Tiger Ryan Raburn finds his stroke with Indians
The Detroit News, Tony Paul

"Getting off to a slow start, that kind of set it off. Then the injuries in the end," Raburn said. "Fans are going to be fans. There are going to be fans that love you, and there are going to be fans that hate you. You really can't put that as too much of a factor. But it was tough. I think a lot of the fun and the passion for the game, I kind of lost it last year."

MLB Final Score: Cleveland Indians 7, Oakland Athletics 3
Let's Go Tribe
The Indians scored seven runs, but one of them (courtesy of Mark Reynolds) went really far.

White Sox 2, Royals 1 (11 innings): The Will to Win in spite of themselves
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus
The Sox tied the game in the ninth inning before Jordan Danks' home run in the 11th provided the difference.

James Shields Watches Royals Screw Up Game For Him in 2-1 Loss
Royals Review

"James Shields had a no-hitter going until the sixth inning when GOLD GLOVE AWARD WINNING OUTFIELDER Jeff Francoeur allowed a catchable fly ball to fall harmlessly to the ground."

Elsewhere in Baseball:

That other infield shift, and five hitters who should fear it
The Hardball Times, Noah Woodward
We all know about the infield shift for left-handed pull hitters, but what about righties that pull the ball a lot?

Washington Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann vs The Detroit Tigers: This Time It Counts
Federal Baseball, Patrick Reddington

"Zimmermann's never faced Detroit in a regular season game, but he got a good look at the defending American League Champions this Spring when he shut the Tigers down over six scoreless innings in Grapefruit League action."

World Series of the Week: Diamondbacks at Dodgers
SB Nation MLB Staff
These posts are incredibly entertaining, even if they did away with the Jose Canseco tweets in the header.