Alex Avila

Tigers Beat Rangers to Head Back to Texas
Starter Justin Verlander tossed seven and one third innings of solid ball and Phil Coke cleaned up the rest of the way in beating the Texas Rangers 7 - 5 yesterday afternoon.  The Detroit Tigers bats woke up as they got homers from Alex Avila, Ryan Raburn and two from Delmon Young...
Tigers Win 12th in a Row with Late Inning Heroics
The Detroit Tigers picked up their 12th in a row and another come from behind win with late inning heroics from anumber of guys.  This time Ryan Raburn and Alex Avila hit ninth inning homers to send the game into extra innings.  In the tenth inning, Carlos Guillen provided the necessary fi…
Verlander First to 20 Wins in Tiger Victory
Ace Justin Verlander became the first pitcher to reach 20 wins yesterday as the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins; 6 – 4.  In a performance judged as not being one of JV’s best of the year, he and the Tigers still found a way to win...
Tigers Nip Rays to Win Fifth in a Row
Tiger’s starter Brad Penny pitched well enough to beat the Tampa Bay Rays last night.  The final:  2 – 1.  Tiger hitters managed only 8 hits, with catcher Alex Avila continuing his hot hitting for the month of August.  The Tigers now have a 6 game …
Tigers Continue Winning Streak with 5 – 2 Over Tampa
Starter Justin Verlander picked up his 19th victory of the season as the Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 5 – 2 last night.  Alex Avila and Don Kelly hit homers to show the way offensively for the Tigers.  The same two teams go at it again tonight, with Brad Penny "toein…
New Starter Wins First as a Tiger
Starter Doug Fister picked up his first win as a Detroit Tiger last night.  The Tigers took their second in a row against the Texas Rangers, 5 – 4.  Fister allowed three runs, two earned, on eight hits in seven innings.  Jose Valverde got his 30th save in as many attempts this s…
Tigers Hammer Rockies in Series Finale.
The Tigers finally figured out how to beat the Colorado Rockies … put Justin Verlander on the mound.  JV pitched another complete game in a 9 – 1 win over Colorado.  Verlander only allowed four Rockies hits in picking up his fourth complete game of the year...
Tiger Hitters Pound Texas Pitchers, AGAIN!
The Tigers continue to swing hot bats and set season highs for hits on back-to-back nights, destroying Texas pitching for 20 hits on Tuesday night in an 8 - 1 victory over the AL West-leading Rangers.  Austin Jackson, Victor Martinez, Casper Wells and Alex Avila all picked up three hits a piece…
Tigers Bats Wake Up in Opener against Texas
Brennan Boesch had a career night against the Texas Rangers last night.  Boesch went 5 for 6 with two home runs and 5 RBI’s in route to a 13 – 7 win over the Rangers.  Andy Dirks and Alex Avila also hit bombs for Detroit.  Pitcher Max Scherzer picked up his seven…
Tigers Get By Twins on Controversial Call
The Tigers recorded their second win of the Memorial Day Weekend, this time because of a conversational call in the eighth inning.  Jhonny Peralta was allowed to score the winning run on Alex Avila's controversial double that rattled along the short fence near the left-field line before th…
Tiger Bats Come Alive
On a night when Tiger Starter Justin Verlander wasn’t at his sharpest and Tiger fielders produced four errors … Tiger batters found the necessary power to snatch a win from the Tampa Bay Rays.  The Tigers beat the Rays, 7 – 6 last night at Comerica Park...

Load More Articles