Found October 18, 2013 on In The Neutral Zone:
Alex Avila had a bad bad day. Watch him get absolutely plastered by fellow catcher David Ross of the Red Sox. Ross shows some awesome sportsmanship at the end of this as he pays Avila props with a butt slap. This isn’t the first time Alexa Avila has been roughed up, how about when he nearly burst into flames. Ok, maybe that’s taking it a little far. No views yet

Tigers pull beat-up Avila in 4th against Red Sox

The Detroit Tigers have removed banged-up catcher Alex Avila from Game 5 of the AL championship series against the Boston Red Sox with a sprained left knee. Brayan Pena pinch hit for Avila in the 4th inning Thursday night. With Detroit trailing by four runs, Pena grounded into an inning-ending double play with two on in the first postseason at-bat of his nine-year career. Avila...

Tigers need two wins at Fenway

DETROIT The Detroit Tigers now find themselves in a position to make history or go home after losing Game 5 to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. Since the best-of-seven format was adopted in 1985, only four American League Championship Series were knotted at 2-2, as this one was. The Game 5 winner went onto reach the World Series in all four of those previous situations....

WATCH: Third base ump prevents Tigers from tagging out Will Middlebrooks

Will Middlebrooks was able to go from first to third on a sacrifice bunt in the ninth inning of Thursday’s Game 5 in Detroit, and he got some help from third base umpire Rob Drake in the process. For some reason, Drake set up shop directly behind catcher Brayan Pena, who was covering the base and tried to apply the tag to the sliding Middlebrooks. Instead, Pena ended up accidentally...

VIDEO: Austin Jackson got bedtime text message about demotion

Whether or not the Detroit Tigers' bats woke up Wednesday night because manager Jim Leyland sent his hitters to the plate in a different order is debatable, but the move apparently jolted outfielder Austin Jackson out of his slumber in more ways than one. Jackson said he woke up to the news that he was bumped from his familiar leadoff spot to batting eighth in Game 4 against...

Watch Prince belly flop into third

You can't beat fun at the ballpark ... ... and you can't beat Prince Fielder in a diving competition. The Detroit Tigers hefty first baseman produced one of the more memorable moments from the American League Championship Series vs. the Boston Red Sox. This one occurred in Game 6 at Fenway Park on Saturday night. With no outs in the top of the sixth inning, Fielder was...

Is Jim Leyland a Future Hall of Famer?

Jim Leyland is an elder statesman of the game, usually recognized as one of the best managers in baseball, and his Tigers just won their third straight division title. The three best managers of the last generation, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, and Joe Torre, have all retired. So, is Leyland a future Hall of Famer? Jim Leyland has managed for 22 seasons. Remarkably, all of them have...

Peralta gives Tigers a lift after suspension

APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos. By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer Jhonny Peralta is trying to make the most of a second chance with the Detroit Tigers that was far from guaranteed. The Detroit portion of Peralta's career looked like it might be over when he was suspended 50 games in early August following a drug investigation by Major League Baseball, but despite...

ALCS Game 6 preview

The Detroit Tigers havent played in a Game 7 in 45 years. But the potential for that exists if Max Scherzer can beat the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, and provide Justin Verlander a chance to start a winner-take-all game Sunday night at Fenway Park. Scherzer has struck out 26 in 16 innings during this postseason, while posting a 2.25 ERA and frustrating batters by holding them to...

Leyland's lineup maneuvering gets offense in order

It was early on Wednesday morning when hitting coach Lloyd McClendon sent out the chain of text messages that left the Tigers' everyday players stunned. "I was like 'Really?'" Torii Hunter said of his reaction upon finding out what the lineup would be later that night in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series -- and the expression was justified....

Prince Fielder Belly Flop GIF

Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers  isn’t exactly known for his base running ability.  Tonight in game 6 of the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox, Fielder showed us why during this rundown.  Please, laugh as often and as hard as you like. The post Prince Fielder Belly Flop GIF appeared first on Total Sports Blog.

Jose Iglesias Gives Tigers Fans Something to Cheer About

There is a lot riding on Game 5 of the ALCS for both teams. With the series tied 2-2 the winner will move within a game of heading to the World Series and the loser a game away from being eliminated. Basically it means the pressure is on (in case it already wasn't). Elimination is imminent. @SBNationGIF/Twitter Through 5 1/2 innings the Tigers have not had much to...

Brayan Pena’s tag on Will Middlebrooks blocked by umpire (GIF)

On field officials for the most part do a pretty good job keeping themselves out of the way throughout the course of a game, except for last night. During the 9th inning of the ALCS between the Red Sox and Tigers, Detroit catcher Brayan Pena had to hustle over to third base when Will Middlebrooks made the attempt to take the bag on a routine ground ball. However even though Prince...

Prince Fielder Is Not Good At Running Bases

I love the effort, Prince Fielder.  Just give it your all.  Head first belly flop. Except, you were four feet short and three right to the right of the bag. The post Prince Fielder Is Not Good At Running Bases appeared first on Ride The Pine.

Buchholtz vs. Scherzer: Round Two

Written by Refugee Insider Richard Studebaker in Tampa, Fla. Well my beloved Red Sox sisters and brothers, wear your lucky socks, shampoo and condition your playoff beard, and button up that same red and white jersey you haven't cleaned this whole post-season, because tonight is we have a nail-biter. What's new am I right? Tonight Game 6 of the American...

Jose Iglesias makes an unbelievable play on David Ortiz

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