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Detroit Tigers Links: More Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout MVP talk

More Miguel Cabrera MVP talk, Detroit should welcome Jhonny Peralta back if he can help, and the Pirates clinch winning season for the first time since 1992. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Kyle Rivas

Tigers links:

Cabrera versus Trout about RBIs, not WAR
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

If you want to dismiss the "better" argument and bring in value ... well, that's a lot of clutch hitting there from Mr. Davis. Maybe he's your MVP?

If Jhonny Peralta can help, Tigers must welcome him back for playoffs
The Detroit News, Kurt Mensching

Even if GM Dave Dombrowski is leaning strongly in one way, stating any decision now would be a mistake.

No Reason For Detroit Tigers Fans To Panic
Motor City Bengals, Matt Snyder

Sure, Detroit actually needs to win games down the stretch to close it out – the most magical of numbers is 15 – but that’s going to happen.

Scherzer, Sanchez Lead AL in Run Prevention
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas

Tigers ace Max Scherzer has taken over the lead with 28.1 Pitching Runs.

Brain Matters

Baseball has a language all its own. Lucky for you I'm here to translate.

Around the AL Central:

Final Score: Cleveland Indians 4, Kansas City Royals 3
Let's Go Tribe

Ubaldo = really really good. Chris Perez = let's not talk about it.

Royals rally, fall short in heartbreaker
Royals Review, Craig Brown

It turns out solo home runs do hurt. Same for questionable pinch hitting tactics.

Twins 6, Angels 3
Twinkie Town

Trevor Plouffe and the new Wilson Ramos come through!

White Sox 5, Tigers 1: Chris Sale gets best of Detroit stars
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

Miguel Cabrera gets thumb in first inning while Max Scherzer throws his shortest start of the season.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Pirates clinch first winning season since 1992
Bucs Dugout, Charlie Wilmoth

The Pirates clinched their first winning season since 1992 with a 1-0 victory over the Texas Rangers Monday night.

10 greatest reliever seasons ever
The Hardball Times, Chris Jaffe

So ... what are they, then?

Have the MVPs and Cy Youngs already been decided?
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee

I get odds e-mailed to me every other week from Bovada about different things. Most of them have to do with divisional or World Series odds, but some of them have to do with individual...