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Tigers Roundup: Final Road Trip Begins, Rookie Dress Up Day, Avila Status, and more!

– The Detroit Tigers (83-66; 1st AL Central) are in Twins Territory as they being a 3-game weekday series in Minnesota tonight. The Twins (63-86; Last in AL Central) have given the Tigers a terrible time this season, with the season series even at 6 wins a piece. The Tigers last trip to Minnesota didn’t go so well, as Detroit was shelled in the opening 2 games 20-6 and 12-4....
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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
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Detroit Tigers 5, Cleveland 4: Alex Avila's late home run keeps Tigers alone in first place

Alex Avila and the Tigers get to stay in first place for at least another day. While the Kansas City Royals were beating Boston at home, the Tigers looked doomed to a 4-3 loss to Cleveland before a sellout crowd of 41,190 at Comerica Park. Alex Avila came up with two out and Ezequiel Carrera pinch-running for Miguel Cabrera, who walked to start the inning. Working Bryan Shaw to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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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
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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
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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...

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
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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
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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
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