Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is one cool customer
The Detroit News, Jerry Green
He is described by the journalists who travel with the Tigers as being 'cool.' And he is - while at the same time he might be regarded as old (somewhat) school.
Justin Verlander after first hit: 'I'm just glad that those guys aren't going to make fun of me anymore'
MLive.com, Chris Iott
When he got to first, Verlander tried to act like he was taking it in stride, to put on a face that said "I've been here before."
Tigers' cold relievers have plenty of time to heat up
Detroit Free Press, Shawn Windsor
Sure, the numbers stink now. In fact, they're appalling.
Trust in Dave Dombrowski
Grantland, Rany Jazayerli
Questioning the Doug Fister trade? Doubting the Miguel Cabrera extension? Where Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski is concerned, faith should replace conventional wisdom.
Is There Reason to Worry About Tigers' Miguel Cabrera?
Motor City Bengals, Josie Parnell
Miguel Cabrera is off to a slow start, but Tigers' fans should trust in Miggy to figure it out.
Analysis of Rick Porcello: Game 2
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas
After a good first start last weekend versus the Orioles, Tigers right hander Rick Porcello was much less effective in his second second start last night in San Diego.
Around the AL Central:
Corey Kluber had a great day on the mound and the Indians looked poised to win but Chicago's Alexei Ramirez blew everyone away with a walk-off home run to seal the overall series win for the White Sox.
A fitting end for a terrible weekend in Minnesota.
Twins sweep Royals by coming back after allowing a come back.
Elsewhere in baseball:
The Season Tommy John Took
The Triangle, Jonah Keri
Earlier this week, rising star Matt Moore was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left pitching elbow. This is simultaneously shocking and all too familiar.
Joe Girardi on resting Derek Jeter: ‘I wasn’t hired to put on a farewell tour.’
Big League Stew, Mark Townsend
Naturally, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is going to catch some flack this season when he elects to sit shortstop Derek Jeter.
Time to crack down on substance abuse
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
It appears that Thursday night wasn't the first time Michael Pineda had apparently used some sort of foreign substance on his hand.
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