Tigers still face questions, but answers will come in October
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
Calamity probably isn't part of the remaining script, not in September, which invites a question about just how ready Jim Leyland's team might be for a playoff series that should begin 19 days from today.
Rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias wants to help the Detroit Tigers clinch their third straight division title. That's his main objective. But make no mistake about it, it's not his only goal.
Tigers' Justin Verlander proud of way he's pitching despite struggles
Detroit Free Press, John Lowe
Justin Verlander laughed Saturday when it was pointed out that he's one of the few pitchers who can have an 'off year' and make the All-Star team, as he has this season.
Phil Coke & Tommy Hunter: Beatles and Stones Songbook
FanGraphs Baseball, David Laurila
Phil Coke and Tommy Hunter know a good song when they hear it.
Another Stat to Make Scherzer and Sanchez Look Good
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas
In this post, I'm adding a fourth perspective based on the increasingly popular Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) statistic.
This is why we can't have nice things, Jim Leyland!
Motor City Bengals, Grant Stoye
The stage was set for something incredible. Royals closer Greg Holland had just walked Prince Fielder. One man on, no outs.
Around the AL Central:
Second-guessing a certain manager
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer
Did a manager in a big game stick with his starting pitcher too long Sunday afternoon? Sure seems like it now. But what if you'd been managing?
The Indians won their twelfth straight against the White Sox and are now on the cusp of a wild card spot.
Royals fall 3-2 to Tigers, Ned Yost continues to befuddle
Royals Review, Connor Moylan
Sunday's loss provided more ammunition for the anti-Yost brigade.
The Twins find a way to get past David Price. Your full recap and some detailed info following the recap, all at Twinkie Town.
Indians 7, White Sox 1: Swept again
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus
Tribe rocks Chris Sale for 12th consecutive victory over Chicago this season.
Elsewhere in baseball:
The reason we use statistics, whether in sports or in medicine or in demography, is because they help us to see the whole picture.
This is one of the worst strike calls you will see this year
HardballTalk, Bill Baer
Who to root for? Ranking the contenders
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
Your team is out of it, but you still love baseball. You intend keep checking box scores and watching the big games these final two weeks.