Austin Jackson CF DET 8 Months

Austin Jackson is back in the Tigers' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Red Sox.

Jackson was held out of Sunday's game after crashing into the center field wall Saturday while attempting to track down a Carlos Santana fly ball. Santana wound up with his first career inside-the-park home run and Jackson was left with some minor general soreness.

Austin Jackson CF DET 8 Months

Austin Jackson is not listed in the Tigers starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Indians.

Jackson suffered an injury scare during Saturday's game when he crashed into the center field wall trying to chase down Carlos Santana's would-be inside the park home run. While he was able to finish the game, that seems the probable cause for his rest on Sunday. Don Kelly will get the start in center field in his place.

Austin Jackson CF DET 8 Months

Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Twins.

Jackson now has four straight multi-hit games while the home run was his fourth of the month. The 26-year-old outfielder has been a disappointment for fantasy owners this season, but he clearly has the ability to redeem himself down the stretch.

Austin Jackson CF DET 8 Months

Austin Jackson went 3-for-5 with two runs scored against the Twins on Wednesday.

Jackson was one of the catalysts for the Tigers offense on Wednesday, as he was in the middle of both of the team's late-inning rallies. He's been especially hot his last three games, as Jackson is now 7-for-14 in those three games. The two runs scored gave him 77 for the year, good for seventh among all American League players.

Austin Jackson CF DET 8 Months

Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk and two runs scored versus the Indians on Thursday.

Jackson hasn't been hitting very well at all for the surging Tigers, but there won't be any taking him out of the leadoff spot. It is disturbing the way he's regressing in the strikeout department. He had a 42/27 K/BB ratio in 49 games over the first three months, but since the beginning of July, he's at 44/9 in 33 games.

Austin Jackson CF DET 9 Months

Austin Jackson's solo homer in the fifth inning on Friday, proved to be the difference in leading the Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the White Sox, their sixth straight win.

Jackson finished the evening 1-for-4. It's a nice start to the month of August for him, as he's coming off a rough .223/.273/.366 month of July where he homered twice and owned an 8/34 BB/K ratio. The 26-year-old outfielder is hitting .266/.339/.396 with seven homers, 26 RBI and six swipes on the season.

Austin Jackson CF DET 10 Months

Austin Jackson went 4-for-6 with a two-run homer, a walk and four runs scored in the rout of the Blue Jays on Thursday.

It's the first time in 494 games that Jackson has scored four times. He'd probably in first place in the AL in runs scored right now if he hadn't gotten hurt earlier this season. As is, he's scored 51 runs in 53 games. Teammate Miguel Cabrera leads the circuit with 65 runs scored.

Austin Jackson CF DET 10 Months

Austin Jackson went 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Jackson had sat out Friday's game due to left leg soreness, but clearly it wasn't a big issue. He's batting .299/.358/.397 with three homers and six steals this season.

Austin Jackson CF DET 10 Months

Austin Jackson is out of Friday's lineup against the Red Sox due to left leg soreness.

It's apparently in the same area as his hamstring injury last month, which isn't what you want to hear. Jackson is getting treatment on Friday and his status for the rest of the weekend isn't yet clear.

Austin Jackson CF DET 10 Months

Tigers activated OF Austin Jackson from the 15-day disabled list.

Jackson was cleared to return after making it through three rehab games with no issues with his hamstring. He wound up missing over a month with the injury. Jackson returns to a .272/.333/.371 batting line with two homers, 11 RBI, five steals and 33 runs scored.