5 Detroit Tigers Who Still Need to Step Up to Secure World Series Trip

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5 Detroit Tigers Who Still Need to Step Up to Secure World Series Trip
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The Detroit Tigers couldn't ask to be in a better position at this point in the American League Championship Series.

The Tigers are up 2-0 against the New York Yankees in the ALCS and heading home for Game 3, Game 4 and, if necessary, Game 5.

But, if a couple of bounces had gone the other way, or if a few calls had been different, the Tigers could just as easily be down two games to none.

Detroit's starting pitching has been outstanding. The Tigers have finally found a way to get timely hits and score runs when they need to, but the Yankees haven't exactly put their best product on the field.

The Yankees can't play much worse than they did in the first two ALCS games, and if the Tigers get complacent, momentum could change in a hurry.

There are still several Tigers who aren't pulling their weight and who need to step up their performances as the series shifts to Comerica Park.

Here are the five Tigers who need to improve to secure a trip to the World Series:

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