Torii Hunter, Austin Jackson set table for Tigers' big dogs

Tigers' No. 2 hitter Torii Hunter is hitting .393 so far this season. (REUTERS)

Tigers' No. 2 hitter Torii Hunter is hitting .393 so far this season. (REUTERS)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:38 PM ET

DETROIT - For the second consecutive season, the road to the World Series appears to head through Motor City.

The Tigers misfired through most of 2012 before turning it on at the end and were the AL rep in the Fall Classic. The fact that they were swept in four by the pesky San Francisco Giants was a shocker and the Tigers look to have a powerful squad primed and ready for 2013.

In fact, the Tigers offence, which last year was topped by MVP and Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera and bolstered in ’12 by the addition of Prince Fielder figured to get a double hit this season.

Victor Martinez, their designated hitter, missed all of 2012 following ankle surgery and now he’s back and healthy although he currently is unproductive with a .143 average.

The Tigers also added veteran Torii Hunter to the mix and the right fielder has got off to a quick start as, batting second and is hitting a robust .393.

So, the rich got richer in the highly competitive AL market.


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