Torii Hunter is closing in. Ten days from today he turns 38, and Hunter followers are free to wonder when age might begin to mar his renowned two-way game.

The Tigers right fielder had two more hits Sunday, including a dynamic three-run home run in the eighth that had helped bring the Tigers from a 6-1 hole to a 6-6 tie.

The movie didn’t end terribly well for Detroit’s audience after the Indians came back with three runs to win, 9-6, but Hunter’s blazing July continued.

He is batting .444 this month, with two home runs, two doubles, and a triple. He came within a single of batting for the cycle in Saturday’s 9-4 Tigers romp.

Hunter’s summer uprising comes at a particularly interesting time for him and for the Tigers, who desperately have needed offense from their corner outfielders. Hunter batted .370 in April, but cooled to .255 in May and .265 in June.

And for those who believe age becomes an eventual factor for even a player of Hunter’s skills, July appears to have made a counter-argument.

“This game’s all about adjustments,” Hunter said after his home run and single Sunday had been good for four RBIs. “If you can make adjustments, you stay around a while.”

“He’s turning on fastballs — he’s turning on everything now,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “He’s been through it. He’s a smart hitter.”

Hunter’s peers haven’t seen any slowdown even as that 38th birthday nears. They voted him onto next week’s All-Star Game, where he will join at least five Tigers teammates for the July 16 game at Citi Field in New York.