Detroit Tigers: 5 Players Who Need To Come Alive To Win the AL Central

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Detroit Tigers: 5 Players Who Need To Come Alive To Win the AL Central
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The Detroit Tigers are in the midst of a pennant race that they are currently leading.

They have the best pitcher in the game, one of the top five hitters and a core of young players that are poised to succeed. They have the best offensive shortstop and arguably the best offensive catcher. Their rotation just got bolstered by the addition of Doug Fister, and they have a closer that hasn't blown a save all year.

That is the good news.

The bad news is that there are still a handful of important players that are not stepping up the way they should.

Additionally, manager Jim Leyland seems poised to never run his best nine players out on the field together for more than one game at a time.

The Tigers are still on the inside track for the AL Central Division, but here are five players that need to bring their A-game in order for them to achieve what they are capable of.

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