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Detroit Tigers Links: Jhonny Peralta's return to the Tigers & ranking potential playoff rotations

Jhonny Peralta's return to the Tigers, Miguel Cabrera has little chance to repeat as Triple Crown winner, and ranking potential playoff rotations. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

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Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera struggling at plate, has little chance to repeat as Triple Crown winner, Chris Iott

Cabrera trails Chris Davis by six home runs with 17 games remaining and hasn't hit for any power lately.

I'd put Jhonny Peralta on Detroit Tigers' postseason roster
Detroit Free Press, Jamie Samuelsen

Last I checked, the Tigers were on a quest to win a World Series, not a Humanitarian Nobel Prize.

Peralta: "I’m angry with myself"
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck

Jhonny Peralta returned to the Tigers on Wednesday to begin working out on the field for the first time since his suspension began six weeks ago.

Five concerns facing the Detroit Tigers in the postseason
Heritage Newspapers, Pat Caputo

After his club was swept in the World Series by the San Francisco Giants last fall, he did address its primary issues.

Around the AL Central:

Joe Mauer sent home with ongoing post-concussion symptoms, Dan Perry

Twins catcher Joe Mauer is still feeling the effects of the concussion he suffered on Aug. 19.

MLB Final Score/Recap: Indians drop crucial rubber game to Royals 6-2
Let's Go Tribe

Three first inning runs by the Royals proved to be enough for James Shields.

James Shields lives up to nickname, Royals take game, series from Indians
Royals Review, Connr Moylan

Another key victory for the Royals.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Derek Jeter back on the disabled list. His season is "effectively over"
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra

And with this move, Derek Jeter's nightmare season effectively ends.

The beauty of baseball
The Hardball Times, Greg Simons

When times are tough, the game can act as a salve.

The No No-No club: Chavez joins rank of hitters who spoiled no-hit bids, RJ Rico

Before Eric Chavez stepped up to the plate against Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit on Friday, only 37 batters in MLB history had ever faced a pitcher who was one out away from a perfect game. Just 14 of those 37 had gotten on base.

Bobby Valentine badmouths Yankees on 9/11 anniversary
Yahoo Sports, David Brown

Contradicting himself by saying "This isn’t about credit," former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine complained Wednesday that the New York Yankees got too much credit in the wake of the 9/11 attacks on the city that both teams share.

Buchholz back, so let's rank rotations
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

It's a good time to examine the potential playoff rotations of the teams already locked into playoff spots.