Arencibia got full extension on a 1-2 pitch from Max Scherzer in the top of the second inning and drove it back to the wall, but Jackson did his best Air Jordan impression and made a spectacular catch.
After recently returning from the DL, Jackson showed that his legs are 100 percent better, making a catch most center fielders could never make.
The Tigers are certainly happy to see their center fielder back and better than ever, as the team attempts to win the AL Central crown, chasing the Cleveland Indians, who are half a game up on the Tigers.
Jackson's glove and bat will be crucial to the team's success, as his speed and contact make him a dangerous batter, and he can wreak havoc on the basepaths.
His catch is surely going to be a staple on Web Gems and SportsCenter's Top 10 plays over the next few days, and Twitter was quick to catch on.
Austin Jackson flashing that leather right there. #GoldGloveCenterFielder— Brian Calloway (@brian_calloway) July 3, 2013
Austin Jackson looked like Jordan and the Jumpman symbol on that leaping home run robbing catch— Marvin King (@BrokeLoke) July 3, 2013
Wow. What a 5 star catch that was by Austin Jackson. Read the flight of the ball perfectly.— Jim Lang (@JimLang590) July 3, 2013
Austin Jackson's legs seem to be back.— Jason Beck (@beckjason) July 3, 2013
Take a bow, Austin Jackson. Take a long and well-deserving bow. You are ridiculous.— James Schmehl (@jamesschmehl) July 3, 2013
Jackson is going to be making all kinds of highlight reels over the next 72 hours, but the Tigers are just happy to see he's back and making plays.