Detroit Tigers’ batting order changes could help

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May 25, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez (28) celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run during the fourth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
May 25, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez (28) celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run during the fourth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 24, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) celebrates in the dugout after scoring a run during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

The Detroit Tigers offense has been pretty good so far this season. However, some changes to the order could make it even better.

The Detroit Tigers have had consistency in their batting order for the last two seasons. The batting order has commonly looked like this:

  1. Ian Kinsler
  2. Nick Castellanos/Catcher
  3. Miguel Cabrera
  4. Victor Martinez
  5. J.D. Martinez
  6. Justin Upton
  7. Nicholas Castellanos/Catcher
  8. Center fielder
  9. Jose Iglesias

This has worked because of the power in the middle of the lineup, and Jose Iglesias hitting well at the 9 spot to get back to the top of the order.

I think a few minor adjustments to the lineup could make it even more explosive, and give more run support to the struggling pitching staff.

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