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Detroit Tigers Links: Jhonny Peralta and Biogenesis & Max Scherzer's intellect on the mound

Jhonny Peralta will likely face suspension, Max Scherzer brings his intellect to the mound, and Detroit signs a minor-league deal with Jeremy Bonderman. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

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AL Central Standings

Detroit 52 42 .553 0 Won 1
Cleveland 51 44 .536 1.5 Won 4
Kansas City 43 49 .467 8 Lost 5
Minnesota 39 53 .423 12 Won 2
Chicago 37 55 .402 14 Lost 2

(updated 7.14.2013 at 7:51 PM PDT)

Tigers links:

Detroit Tigers first-time All-Star Max Scherzer takes modesty, intellect to mound
Detroit Free Press, Jeff Seidel

The Tigers right-hander is a fantastic pitcher. An interesting character. Who is so different, behind the scenes, from what you might expect.

Tigers sign Jeremy Bonderman to a minor-league deal
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery

One of the good guys is back with the organization that he grew up with.

Smyly and Benoit Settling Into More Appropriate Roles
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas

Earlier in the year, I used some advanced statistics to show what many fans were all thinking about the Tigers bullpen -- that it was not being used optimally.

Jhonny Peralta and Biogenesis
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum

From the various rumors and leaks that have come out about the lengthy investigation of the Biogenesis clinic by Major League Baseball, it looks increasingly likely that Jhonny Peralta will face suspension.

Omar Infante's return to Detroit Tigers lineup could be delayed by lingering ankle injury, Chris Iott

When the Detroit Tigers placed second baseman Omar Infante on the disabled list, they were confident he would be ready to return right after the All-Star break. But now? Well, they're not as confident.

Around the AL Central:

MLB Final Score/Recap: Cleveland Indians 6, Kansas City Royals 4
Let's Go Tribe

The Indians go into the All-Star Break on a four-game winning streak.

Royals lose 6-4 as Indians complete sweep
Royals Review, Connor Moylan

Everyone needs a break from the Royals after this series.

Phillies 4, White Sox 3 (10 innings): Extras again, but no bonus
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

First half ends with third consecutive extra-inning game, and second straight loss.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Who is the Real RBI Leader for 2012?
FanGraphs Baseball

We all know that Miguel Cabrera had a phenomenal year in 2012, winning the Triple Crown and later being named the American League MVP.

Tim Lincecum no-hitter: Freak's pitch count knows no limits, Kurt Mensching

Rarely these days does a pitcher throw more than 130 pitches. Lincecum nearly reached 150 during his no-hit feat.

Study finds that baseball games average less than 18 minutes of action
Big League Stew, Mark Townsend

If you like non-stop action, baseball probably isn’t the sport for you.

Would Chris Davis be the true HR king?
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

Chris Davis hit his 37th home run on Sunday, his fourth straight game with a homer, and he is now on pace for ... 62.