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Detroit Tigers Links: Max Scherzer in the postseason & the new interleague format

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Max Scherzer's slot in the postseason, Jim Leyland likes the new interleague format, and Tigers catchers are above average at pitch framing. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Jim McIsaac

Tigers links:

Detroit Tigers' Jim Leyland likes new interleague format
Detroit Free Press, Vince Ellis

Tigers manager Jim Leyland admitted he prefers this way over playing multiple consecutive series.

Debating Scherzer's postseason slot
SweetSpot Blog, Chad Dotson

With the Tigers' lead in the AL Central continuing to widen, it would be understandable if thoughts in the Motor City turn to the postseason.

Tigers Catchers Above Average at Pitch Framing
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas

One of the most difficult things to measure in baseball is catcher defense.

The Tigers Dirks Problem
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum

Andy Dirks is a fairly easy Tigers target to pick on this year.

Around the AL Central:

MLB Final Score/Recap: Pitching picks up awful defense as Indians rally late to win 3-1
Let's Go Tribe

This was a game that easily could have been a blowout victory for the Twins.

Royals take advantage of Nationals; miscues, win 6-4 to snap losing 7-game streak
Royals Review, Connor Moylan

The victory keeps the Royals above the .500 mark.

Indians 3, Twins 1: Stubbs' Homer Off Burton the Difference
Twinkie Town

The Twins had a chance to take the game on Sunday, but going 3-for-19 with runners in scoring position usually means you're going to lose.

White Sox 5, Rangers 2: The offensive lineup card that could
South Side Sox

Pregame ejections, face-fulls of fence, and some good ol-fashioned brotherly love, as the White Sox take the series over the Texas Rangers.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Denard Span’s mom texts him to ‘swing at the first pitch’ and he hits a home run
Big League Stew, David Brown

Wanda Wilson must not hold a grudge.

Hell no we're not forgiving Ryan Braun or accepting his apology
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer

Ryan Braun came clean! Or he didn't. He sincerely apologized! Or he didn't. We can forgive him! Actually, we really can. Some of us definitely won't, though.