After the Detroit Tigers lost to the Chicago White Sox on Monday night, they fell three games back in the American League Central Division, and with 16 games left in the 2012 regular season, things looked grim.
The Tigers welcomed the Oakland Athletics to Comerica Park on Tuesday for the first of a 10-game homestand and took their anger out on the A's to the tune of a 12-2 beat down.
Detroit has a tough road ahead in the last two weeks of the season, and will need several players to play their best baseball of the season.
It will take every player on the Tigers roster to step their game up in order to overcome Chicago's three-game lead with just 15 games to go.
Here are the 10 players who will come up big for the Tigers down the stretch: