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Tigers Injury Update: Justin Verlander, Alex Avila

With the Detroit Tigers fighting for a division title and having only two weeks left, now is not the time for new injuries to occur. Yet, the Tigers must now keep and eye on pitcher Justin Verlander and catcher Alex Avila. Verlander has a recurring blister, and Avila has light-headedness. The good news is that they are both merely day-to-day.Justin VerlanderMichigan Live'...
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VIDEO: Alex Avila’s Clutch Two-Run Home Run vs. Cleveland

Alex Avila may not be hitting the cover off the ball on a regular basis this season, but he has delivered some huge hits when the Detroit Tigers have needed them most. The latest came Saturday night, with Detroit trailing the Indians by one in the eighth. With the tying run on second and two outs, Avila turned on a 3-2 pitch from Bryan Shaw and launched it into the right-field seats...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avila homer sends Tigers over Indians, 5-4

DETROIT—There’s no denying Bryan Shaw has been one of the most reliable arms for the Indians all season long. Yet, for a team still trying to claw their way to October, it’s one pitch from the right-hander that could end up being his most lasting impression. Clinging to a 4-3 lead with two outs in the eighth, Detroit’s Alex Avila sent Cleveland to their most crushing...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Avila’s homer lifts Tigers to 5-4 win over Cleveland As the Royals led the Red Sox comfortably the Tigers were in danger of losing their half-game lead over Kansas City trailing Cleveland by a run in the bottom of the 8th with two outs. That was until Alex Avila, whose become incredibly clutch sent a 3-2 pitch from Bryan Shaw out over the right...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avila, Homers Make Detroit Late Inning Victors; Tigers 5, Indians 4

One breath at a time. With just over two weeks remaining in the season, the Cleveland Indians may not have much life remaining in their playoff hopes, and one of those final breaths may have been taken Saturday night. Alex Avila hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning off Bryan Shaw to give the Tigers a 5-4 victory, extending the Tigers’ lead in the division over...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Avila Bounces Off Backstop To Make Incredible Catch (Video)

Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila put a lot of faith in the backstop netting at Comerica Park on Friday night. When Mike Aviles of the Kansas City Royals hit a pop fly behind home plate, the catcher ran toward the ball and jumped into the netting to make an amazing catch before bouncing back onto the field feet-first. Avila made a tough play look easy. Hey, in fact, it looks kind...
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Alex Avila uses backstop netting as trampoline to make catch (VIDEO)

If you thought that netting behind home plate was only there to protect fans from wayward foul balls, don't tell Alex Avila.The Detroit Tigers catcher used the web-like backstop as his own personal trampoline Friday night to make a sensational leaping catch in the fifth-inning against the Indians.Coincidentally, the Tigers also bounced back into first place of the AL Central...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Official Video: Tigers catcher Alex Avila made a Spider-Man catch like you've never seen before

Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila leaps into the netting behind home plate for a sensational Spider-Man grab in the 5th inning vs. the Cleveland Indians.Your browser does not support iframes.Avila, J.D. Martinez, and David Price helped the Tigers pass the Royals for first place in the AL Central, downing the Tribe 7-2.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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WATCH: Alex Avila jumps into screen for sweet catch

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is doing everything he can to keep the Tigers in the hunt for the AL Central crown. In the fifth inning of Friday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians, he chased down a foul ball hit by Indians OF Mike Aviles. He dived and made the catch. But in doing so, he hit into the safety net, bounced...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Alex Avila makes acrobatic catch against Indians

DETROIT -- Alex Avila has a long history of baseball in his family. Judging from the catch he made Friday night, he must also have some ancestors who were circus performers. Mike Aviles popped David Price's 2-2 pitch behind the plate, and it looked like the ball was going to carry out of play. Avila, though, glanced once at the netting, then charged straight at the backstop and...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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