If Austin Jackson keeps this up, he'll be headed to Kansas City for the All-Star Game next month.
Jackson has been showing his team what they have been missing when he was out from May 17 to June 9 with an abdominal strain.
After his successful two-game rehabilitation start in Toledo last Thursday and Friday, Jackson said of the Tigers, "I'm ready to rejoin them and try to help them out a little bit."
In the five games since his return from the disabled list, Jackson has six hits including two doubles and two home runs. He has eight RBIs in his last four games, plus a spectacular catch up against the wall to end Wednesday night's victory.
The second of those home runs came in the top of the ninth inning Thursday, helping the Tigers (30-33) defeat the Chicago Cubs (21-42), 5-3. At the time, the Tigers had a 3-2 lead, which would not have been enough as the Cubs scored a run in the bottom of the ninth.
"Particularly in this place because you saw the leadoff hitter get on in the ...