Tigers have just two relievers they can rely on
The Detroit News, Tony Paul
So, about that bullpen falling into place? Uh, speak too soon, Jim Leyland? He won't concede that, of course. But he didn't hold back on pointed words, either.
The Tigers have a lot more to lose by getting distracted. Which is exactly why they need to stay focused on the important issues and not the extracurriculars.
The contract do-overs of the AL Central
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee
Which deal would the Tigers get rid of? Let's take a wild guess together ...
Game 91: When Cabrera made more history
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck
Just before Prince Fielder took a pitch up and in from Chris Sale, Miguel Cabrera did it again.
Best deadline deal ever: Tigers
SweetSpot Blog, Grey Papke
The Tigers reached the World Series in 2006 and had spent heavily since, but they had no subsequent postseason appearances to show for it.
Around the AL Central:
Danny Salazar was everything the Indians were hoping for, and much more.
The Royals got two bunt singles and the Yankees two infield singles in the first two innings Thursday afternoon. Then the game got weird.
The Minnesota Twins are showing their stripes with another loss and another game where the offense struggles to keep up in a winnable game.
White Sox 6, Tigers 3: Josh Phegley's grand slam puts Chris Sale back in win column
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus
Best offensive series of the season allows Sox to take two of three in Detroit.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Derek Jeter returns to Yankees, gets injured
USA Today, Ted Berg
Derek Jeter played his first game at Yankee Stadium since fracturing his ankle some eight months ago. And then departed early with another injury.
Freeman wins NL All-Star Final Vote but Puig's absence a missed opportunity
The Strike Zone, Jay Jaffe
Just as notable as who won, however, is who didn’t: Dodgers rookie sensation Yasiel Puig.
Brandon McCarthy and his Twitter posse pummel MLB analyst Mitch Williams after dumb comment
Big League Stew, Mike Oz
There's an old saying about not picking fights with men who buy ink by the barrel.