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The most exciting walk offs for the week ending September 1st

The Padres did a great job cramping the style of various contenders this week – they could continue to play spoiler down the stretch for some of these clubs looking to play baseball in October. August 26th, Twins vs Royals Alex Gordon is having himself one hell of a year, and if the Royals end up making the playoffs, he’s going to be a big reason why. This walk off homer against...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Avila is Tigers' hero with walk-off RBI against Yankees

It means a lot if the Tigers keep it going. It means less if they don’t. Perhaps a lot less. Thursday’s winning single by Alex Avila was a galvanizing moment for the Tigers in that it handed them a dramatic 3-2 triumph over the Yankees, one of the teams they are battling for a playoff berth. “He throws a lot of sliders,” Avila said of Shawn Kelley, the pitcher off whom...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avila Is Hero In Tigers Walkoff Win

The Detroit Tigers are trying to play catchup in not only the American League Central, but in the Wild Card as well. Any loss is critical to their playoff chances at this point, so is any win. Alex Avila made sure the Tigers came out on the winning end of that spectrum today with his long single to put the Tigers a half game closer to first for the time being. The Tigers were able...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Alex Avila's walk-off RBI single

Your browser does not support iframes. The Detroit Tigers moved into a tie with the Seattle Mariners for the second American League wild card spot following Alex Avila’s RBI single with two out in the the bottom of the ninth to beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Thursday. Rookie Kyle Lobstein made his first major league start, allowing one earned run in six innings. He retired the...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers tied with Mariners for 2nd AL Wild Card spot

Your browser does not support iframes. The Detroit Tigers moved into a tie with the Seattle Mariners for the second American League wild card spot following Alex Avila’s RBI single with two out in the the bottom of the ninth to beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Thursday. Rookie Kyle Lobstein made his first major league start, allowing one earned run in six innings. He retired the...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avila's two-out hit in 9th lifts Tigers over Yankees

DETROIT (AP) -- Alex Avila hit an RBI single off the wall in right field with two out in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday. A day after David Price gave up nine straight hits, the Tigers sent Kyle Lobstein to the mound for his first major league start. The rookie performed well, allowing one earned run in six innings...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Avila's two-out hit in 9th lifts Tigers to series win over Yanks

  Alex Avila hit an RBI single off the wall in right field with two out in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday. A day after David Price gave up nine straight hits, the Tigers sent Kyle Lobstein to the mound for his first major league start. The rookie performed well, allowing one earned run in six innings. Then Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avila's 2-out hit in 9th lifts Tigers over Yanks

DETROIT (AP) Alex Avila hit an RBI single off the wall in right field with two out in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday. A day after David Price gave up nine straight hits, the Tigers sent Kyle Lobstein to the mound for his first major league start. The rookie performed well, allowing one earned run in six innings...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avila's two-out hit in 9th lifts Tigers over Yankees

DETROIT (AP) -- Alex Avila hit an RBI single off the wall in right field with two out in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday. A day after David Price gave up nine straight hits, the Tigers sent Kyle Lobstein to the mound for his first major league start. The rookie performed well, allowing one earned run in six innings...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.130: Yankees at Tigers

70-59, 2nd place, 1.5 games back, .5 WC games back. Lots of teams to watch these days. I gotta admit, it’s hard to find the motivation to prepare for this series. The Tigers have been in a three month tailspin, peppered with just enough respites to keep hope on life support. You know, one of the DTW posters (can someone remind me) used to do a nice write-up every 18 games, calling...
Via Tigers Weblog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Avila (C, DET) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in AL-Only Leagues, Mixed Leagues With Two Catcher Slots ANALYSIS: Perhaps Alex Avila has been overlooked as a result of the strength of the team around him, but he has been a consistently solid contributor for the Tigers over the past five years. When healthy, he has good power for a catcher, […]
Via RotoBaller
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ausmus Ejected in 3rd Inning of Sunday’s Game

After a questionable strikeout call by home plate umpire Bill Miller on Alex Avila to end the top of the 3rd inning, Tiger’s manager Brad Ausmus had a few words to say about it that led to his early ejection from the game. The call was on an 0-2 pitch that seemed to be outside, but Miller rang Avila up anyway. Avila was noticeably disgruntled about the call, having a brief chat...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers catchers stop runners in their tracks

DETROIT -- Throwing out base-stealers is the pin to a rally balloon. Nothing deflates an offense faster than gunning down would-be thieves, and no team has thrown out more in 2014 than the Detroit Tigers. Starting catcher Alex Avila leads the majors individually, and no duo in the game has exceeded the 36 times Avila and his backup, rookie Bryan Holaday, have successfully thrown...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
27 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Alex Avila Delivers Game-Winning Home Run in 12th Inning vs. Yankees

Alex Avila shook off his latest slump at the plate to deliver two huge hits Tuesday night against the Yankees, the second being a go-ahead home run in the top of the 12th inning. Closer Joe Nathan made that run stand up as the Tigers scored a come-from-behind 4-3 win. Your browser does not support iframes.
Via The Detroit Sports Site
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit 4, New York 3 (12 innings): Alex Avila's homer wins it for David Price, Tigers

Alex Avila hit an extra-inning solo home run in the 12th inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 4-3 win against the New York Yankees tonight. Earlier in the game, Torii Hunter took a pitch to the back of his left hand and thought, for a few moments, his season was finished (it’s just a contusion, X-rays were negative and he’ll be re-evaluated Wednesday). Joba Chamberlain returned...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers discuss which players in clubhouse would make good managers

If you ask the Detroit Tigers if they see any future managers in their clubhouse, you will get two common answers. First, everyone thinks Alex Avila will be good. Second, while they all have suggestions about which teammates would be great skippers, very few of them want to do the job themselves. The conversation started during a pregame discussion with Brad Ausmus. "I can&...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers discuss which players in clubhouse would make good managers

If you ask the Detroit Tigers if they see any future managers in their clubhouse, you will get two common answers. First, everyone thinks Alex Avila will be good. Second, while they all have suggestions about which teammates would be great skippers, very few of them want to do the job themselves. The conversation started during a pregame discussion with Brad Ausmus. "I can&...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NBC Sports reader claims Alex Avila is tipping pitches

AP Photo/Carlos Osorio Is Alex Avila’s glove smacking the reason behind some of the Tigers’ big arms struggling.  One reader over at NBC Sports seems to think it might be.  Often times when opposing hitters pick up patterns, it’s with the pitcher.  But reader Bill thinks Tigers catcher Alex Avila is tipping pitches by doing something he does 100+ times a game – smacking...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ausmus talks mixing Avila, Jackson in lineup

DETROIT -- During spring training, Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus mentioned how critically important it would be to have catcher Alex Avila and center fielder Austin Jackson contribute their fair share offensively. Both were coming of subpar hitting seasons, but had shown significant prowess with the bat earlier in their careers. Jackson, after hitting .307 through April, has...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Alex Avila tipping the Tigers’ pitches?

Fans and the Tigers alike continue to look for answers when it comes to the team’s nearly month and a half long free fall. During that time the offense has gone silent but perhaps most importantly Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer have been getting lit up by opposing pitchers which again leaves many wondering what the hell is going on? Could it be mechanics? A string of bad luck...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Notes: Avila back in starting lineup Sunday

DETROIT -- Tigers catcher Alex Avila may still be a baseball magnet but he's doing fine. Two nights after getting caught in the mask by David Ortiz's backswing and leaving the game, Avila was back in the lineup for Sunday night's game. "I don't think I was that concerned when I came out of the game," Avila said. "The last time I had a concussion I was...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Avila Returns To Tigers Lineup For Sunday Night Baseball

The #detroit tigers lost #alex avila to a mild concussion in Friday night’s 6-2 victory over the #boston red sox. Avila was hit twice in the head during the game and after taking a hit from a back swing, was removed from the game. Backup catcher #bryan holaday was effective in place of Avila, collecting a triple and a run in his only at bat Friday night. Holaday was also...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Alex Avila suffers concussion

The Detroit Tigers won the first of a weekend series against the Boston Red Sox on Friday by the score of 6-2. The win improved the American League Central leading Tigers to 32-25 on the season. The Tigers suffered a scare in the eighth inning when catcher Alex Avila was hit in the head by David Ortiz's back swing.#494514245 / gettyimages.comAs reported by D.J. Short at NBCSports...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila out of action with 'mild concussion' after being hit with backswing

Alex Avila did not finish the game. He will not play in the next one either. Beyond that, well, stay tuned. Avila left the game in the eighth inning of his team's 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night after being hit in the helmet with the follow-through of a swing by Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Avila to miss Saturday's game after hit to head

DETROIT -- Alex Avila has enough trouble staying healthy, given the number of times he gets hit by foul balls. Friday, it was a bat that sent him to the sidelines. Avila left Detroit's 6-2 victory over the Red Sox in the eighth inning after being hit in the head by David Ortiz's follow-through and will miss at least Saturday's game. "We're going to keep an eye...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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