Jim Leyland did not want it to get lost in the shuffle.
The Detroit Tigers swept the Houston Astros and have won nine of their past 10 games. They outscored the Astros by a 26-2 count in the final two games of their four-game sweep. Miguel Cabrera mashed his way to two home runs and six RBIs on Saturday, Prince Fielder to a home run and four RBIs on Sunday. Justin Verlander flirted with a no-hitter for six-plus innings in the series finale.

But Leyland made note of something Sunday afternoon during his postgame press conference that might have been easy to overlook.

The Tigers have been getting contributions from the bottom of the lineup as well as the top.

"That's why we got the sweep," he said. "That's exactly why we got the sweep. If we had just been getting production from some of the order, we probably wouldn't have got a sweep. … An extended lineup is a good one."

Let's take a look at the sixth through ninth hitters in the order to see what Leyland was speaking of: