Ready to say the ship won’t rock again?

Didn’t think so.

Because, even though the Tigers lead the American League Central by three games a week after falling into second place, that can’t be said with any degree of certainty.

Ready to say, however, that the ship is a lot steadier than it was? You can handle that one, Captain Obvious.

The team that careened from a 27-12 start to a 9-20 burp ran its winning streak to five in a row Tuesday night with an 8-2 victory over the Texas Rangers.

Among others who kicked them when they were down, it was the Rangers who feasted on the Tigers last month at Comerica Park, winning three of four games by lopsided scores.

It’s not just the Tigers, however, who look like a different team this time. The Rangers have lost six in a row.

And with injuries continuing to define their season, they are closer to the last-place Houston Astros, the Tigers’ next opponent, than they are to the third-place Seattle Mariners in the American League West.

For a game that was tied at one after six innings, the Tigers ended up winning this one easily.

But that’s the kind of instant boost power can provide.

“We felt we were kind of stuck, not getting that second run,” manager Brad Ausmus said. “When J.D. (Martinez) hit the home run, though, it kind of got us started.”

And while Ian Kinsler’s first-inning home run on his first at-bat as an opponent in the ballpark he called home for eight years might have been the most satisfying hit of the night (or maybe Kinsler’s two-run single in the eighth was), it was J.D. Martinez’s two-run home run to center in the seventh that put the Tigers in front for good.