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Detroit Tigers Links: More Miguel Cabrera love & Detroit's healthy starting rotation

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More Miguel Cabrera love, Detroit's healthy starting rotation is key for Tigers, and the AL MVP debate continues. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports


AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Detroit 71 49 .591 0 Won 2
Cleveland 65 56 .537 6.5 Won 2
Kansas City 62 57 .521 8.5 Lost 3
Minnesota 54 69 .439 18.5 Lost 4
Chicago 49 74 .398 23.5 Won 3

(updated 8.19.2013 at 8:27 PM PDT)


Tigers links:

Miguel Cabrera taking place as Detroit's most dominant athlete ever
The Detroit News, Bob Wojnowski

This is a thunder show for the ages, and I'm not sure which is more enthralling - Cabrera's mightiness or the joy he takes in doing it.

Healthy rotation key for Detroit Tigers, who have used fewer starting pitchers than any other team
MLive.com, Chris Iott

The health of the starting rotation overall, maybe more than anything, is the reason the Tigers have a commanding lead in the American League Central Division.

Putting Cabrera’s numbers into perspective
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck

Here's the thing about Miguel Cabrera in 2013: If the season ended today, he'd have a historic season on his hands.

Does AL MVP race have an easy answer?
SweetSpot Blog, Christina Kahrl

Another day provided another chance to see what the likely leaders in the American League Most Valuable Player race were up to.

Cabrera Is Better Than The Triple Crown
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas

At this time last year, Tigers fans were closely tracking Miguel Cabrera's batting average, home runs and Runs Batted In as he closed in on baseball's first Triple Crown in 45 years.

Around the AL Central:

Recap: Mets 6, Twins 1: Gibson Sent Down, In 'Offense-Less' Loss
Twinkie Town

Gibby is sent down, amber alert has been issued for the offense, and the Twins fall to Mets.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout Making Another Run at AL MVP
Yahoo! Sports, Jed Rigney

This may be the worst thing I've ever read. No, seriously.

When Ryan Dempster made us like Alex Rodriguez
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer

Sunday night, Ryan Dempster accomplished the seemingly impossible: He turned Alex Rodriguez into a sympathetic figure, if not an actual hero.