Detroit Tigers: Last Week’s 5 Heroes and Zeroes

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Apr 26, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis (20) dives into third base after he hits a triple in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

#2 Hero: Rajai Davis

The only player to appear on this list two weeks in a row (both as a hero), Rajai Davis continues to get on base, pester opposing pitchers while on the mound and get clutch base hits. He is also the only hitter to appear in the list this week.

In a week in which the bats were pretty much ice-cold until the final two games, Rajai led the team with a .538 batting average, notching seven hits including a triple. He also stole three bases.

On the other hand, his platoon partner Anthony Gose, who was getting more of the playing time early, has fallen off and notched only four hits in last 17 at bats as of Sunday.

Davis was the spark plug for a listless Detroit offense last week, so his status of being day-to-day with a groin issue is concerning. The Tigers need to ride Davis out while he’s hot, especially with Gose struggling.

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