Have you noticed the added benefit of Austin Jackson's new stance at the plate?

Added, that is, to the fact that he went into Monday night's 3-2 victory over the Royals having reached base safely at least once in each of the Tigers' first nine games, had scored at least one run in seven of the nine games, was second in the American League with a .512 on-base percentage, and was tied for second with 10 runs scored.

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Jackson also was third in the AL with a .412 batting average, fourth with seven walks, tied for fifth with 14 hits and was eighth with a .647 slugging percentage. Plus, he sweetened most of the above stats by hitting a leadoff home run against the Royals.