But the former Rangers reliever, who spent the first eight years of his Major League career in Texas, wouldn't exactly call it revenge.
"Whoever gets lucky," Benoit said. "[Tuesday] was their day, [Wednesday] was my day."
The three runs off Benoit on Tuesday matched his scoring damage from his previous 16 outings combined, a six-week stretch in which he allowed 14 hits and two walks over 14 innings with 13 strikeouts. Benoit has blown five save/hold chances this season, but the Tigers have lost only one of them thanks to late-inning rallies.
More to the point, Benoit said he has sensed a chemistry building in the clubhouse.
"We're playing together," Benoit said. "We play as a team. When somebody falls, another guy picks them up. We play more like a team now. I think we got to know each other better."