Three weeks shy of the All-Star break, the Tigers sit comfortably in first place in the American League Central, 10 games over .500 after taking three of four from the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox.

They lead the majors in hitting and on-base percentage. They rank second in runs scored and run differential. They’re fourth in slugging percentage. And yet to hear one of the Tigers’ veteran hitters talk, they’re nowhere close to redlining the engine.

“I don’t think all cylinders are clicking right now,” Torii Hunter said Sunday after a 7-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park. “We’re getting by, we’re doing what we have to do, we’re in first place. That’s great. But I still feel like there’s something in there that’s gonna be terrifying.”

That’s probably a frightening prospect for American League pitching staffs. But it’s also the truth. And while “getting by” may be good enough in the Tigers’ mediocre division, the road’s about to get tougher with an 11-game trip to Tampa, Toronto and Cleveland looming before the break.

A return to form by the starting pitching certainly is expected — that’s four poor outings in their last six, including a pair from Justin Verlander. Another reliable arm in the bullpen — maybe two — certainly would help, too, though general manager Dave Dombrowski probably will wait until nearer to the July 31 trade deadline to make a move on that front.

But it’s not asking too much of a nine-man lineup that’s earning nearly $90 million this season to expect a little less idling time.

Perfect 10

Now that Austin Jackson is back from an extended stint on the disabled list — he’s 16-for-35 since returning, with a .537 on-base percentage — the table is set. And Miguel Cabrera continues to feast: The reigning AL MVP is on pace for 44 homers and 164 RBIs.

Prince Fielder does, too, though Sunday’s two-hit afternoon — including the winning two-run single in the eighth inning — did end a frustrating 2-for-23 stretch at the plate to start this current 10-game home stand.