May 19, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) smiles in the dugout before the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sport

Detroit Tigers Links 10/4: Playoffs are Finally Here!

 

Jhonny Peralta makes Tigers’ roster for ALDS – Fox Sports Detroit

Peralta, who doesn’t require platooning to be effective offensively, wasn’t the choice to start the opener.

“I’m just going to use some statistical analysis, some gut feeling, a combination of those things,” Leyland said. “Andy Dirks will start in left field tomorrow night. We’ll play it by ear and each game.

Shopping for Halloween costumes with the Tigers – Bless You Boys

 happened to wander into the local Party Halloween City USA store yesterday looking for some costume ideas when, to my surprise, I ran into a bus full of Detroit Tigers players! Game 7 of the World Series is scheduled for Halloween so the guys might be a little busy from now until the big day. It’s smart to do a little early shopping.

I happened to sneak a couple of photos as the guys were trying on costumes.

Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera still not 100 percent, but says he’s better as ALDS approaches – Freep.com

“I feel better today, like I say before, hopefully tomorrow, feel much better,” Cabrera said. “Yesterday in batting practice, I feel better and I’m positive tomorrow is going to be good. I’m going to be okay, and hopefully I can play 100%.”

A’s five keys to ALDS success against Detroit – CSN Bay Area

Everybody knows how tough Detroit’s rotation is with 21-game winner Max Scherzer, 2011 AL MVP Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez and Doug Fister. But their bullpen ranked 12th in the league with a 4.01 ERA, and an elbow injury will keep lefty Phil Coke out of the ALDS, hurting Detroit’s middle relief. The A’s need to force the Tigers’ starters out of the game as early as possible, as they did while taking three of four games at Comerica Park in August.

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