Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera not concerned with minor back issue that bothered him vs. Nationals
MLive, Chris Iott
Cabrera tensed up a bit after an at-bat last night, but it doesn't seem to be anything serious.
MLB's next commissioner?
ESPN, Jayson Stark
Dave Dombrowski seems to be on a short list of candidates to succeed Bud Selig once he ends his reign of terror as MLB commissioner. Whether he would actually take the job is anyone's guess.
In photos: What Tigers players are like, really
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
An interesting take on the Tigers' roster, though not many surprises.
Carol Anderson, widow of Sparky, dies at 79
Detroit Free Press, George Sipple
"Carol Anderson, the wife of late Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson, died Tuesday night at her home in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Family friend and former Tigers public relations director Dan Ewald said Anderson died of natural causes. She was 79."
"Nonetheless, a four-game regular season sweep is a laudable feat. From the start of 2007 through the first month of last season, there had been 695 four-game series, and of those series, a sweep resulted just 12.3 percent of the time."
Around the AL Central:
Final Score: Cleveland Indians "win" 4-3, Angel Hernandez with the save
Let's Go Tribe
In case you missed it, Angel Hernandez flubbed a home run call, flubbed the instant replay review, and refused to interview with reporters after the game. Once again, bring in the robots.
Twins 15, Red Sox 8: Hits for Everybody!
The Red Sox may be searching for another starter in the near future after this one. Allen Webster and Felix Doubront -- who are fighting for a role in the rotation right now -- were really bad in this one.
Elsewhere in Baseball:
Clayton Kershaw is the best pitcher in the league. Is it blasphemy to compare him to Sandy Koufax?
Grantland, Jonah Keri
"But while Koufax put up otherworldly numbers in his prime that Kershaw almost certainly won't touch, it's worth asking if throwing from sky-high mounds and facing 150-pound banjo hitters one-third of the time in that run-prevention-first era might've impacted Koufax's stats in a way that a straight time frame adjustment might not fully capture."
Matt Harvey’s Nearly Perfect Outing
FanGraphs Baseball, Drew Sheppard
Remember how excited we were about Justin Verlander in 2006? I'd imagine that the Mets feel like that about Harvey. Minus the winning, that is.
The History of Baseball Stadium Nachos
Smithsonian.com, K. Annabelle Smith
You will be disappointed to know that helmet nachos are not mentioned in this article. I sure was.