There's little doubt that the key to the Detroit Tigers' ability to get consistent in the win column is to get more consistent at the plate.
While Detroit's starting pitching, and even more so their bullpen, hasn't been what they would have liked at this point in the season, they've pitched well enough that with greater run support the Tigers would have several more victories under their belt.
The "it's early" mantra has come past due, as the season is a quarter of the way done now.
If Detroit wants to be in the hunt come late September, they better make serious improvements over the month of June or they can let go of inclinations of what was to be when they traveled north from Lakeland.
After an outstanding spring training session to kick off the season, the Tigers have battled mediocrity and are beginning to run short on time in chasing a second straight AL Central pennant.
Here are five things the Tigers can do to get their offensive machine running at full-tilt and climb back into the divisional race before things start to slip away.