ALEX AVILA NEWS

How unusual is it for Tigers to use 30 pitchers in one season?

Brad Ausmus, Alex Avila and Bryan Holaday all agree that it hasn't been tough handling this year's pitching staff. That's impressive, just on sheer numbers alone. The Tigers have matched a franchise record by using 30 pitchers this year, a high number for any team, much less one that is in a pennant race. "There were some injuries and some performance issues, especially...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Alex Avila still not symptom-free

The Detroit Tigers lost to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday by the score of 4-3. The loss dropped to Tigers to 84-67 on the season, first in the American League Central. The Tigers have been excellent all season offensively, ranked 2nd in the Major League in runs scored. They were without catcher Alex Avila, who is still dealing with concussion symptoms. Bryan Holaday started for...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Roundup: Tigers Rolling, Avila Remains Out, Sanchez Update

The Detroit Tigers have been able to use strong play to take over first place in the AL Central and have not looked back over the past week. Coming into play tonight, the Tigers have won four games in a row and seven of their past eight games. The current streak has pushed the Red Wings record to a season high 18 games over .500 and they now lead the Central division by 1.5 games...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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'...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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....
Via Detroit Sports Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview #48: Cleveland Indians (76-72) at Houston Astros (66-83)

The Cleveland Indians dropped a big opportunity over the weekend with a chance to gain significant ground in the divisional and Wild Card races when they were swept by the Detroit Tigers. If any of their playoff hopes are to remain, they will need a big series in the state where everything is bigger as they take on the Houston Astros in Texas for four straight at Minute Maid Park...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Alex Avila exits with lightheadedness

Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila was pulled early from the win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday after complaining of a headache, reports James Schmehl of MLive.com. Avila left in the seventh inning after someone told manager Brad Ausmus that the catcher did not seem right, as Ausmus himself told Schmehl:"Someone said to me that he didn't seem right on the bench,"...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.149: Indians at Tigers

Alex Avila tightened the screws and launched one, and the Tigers are again in first place today. If the playoffs began today, KC and Oakland would be playing the wild card game, and Detroit would be going to Baltimore. Justin Verlander gets another chance to contribute to the rotation, as the Tigers have the brooms in hand. Even though it is the dreaded Sunday day game after a night...
Via Tigers Weblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

'One bad pitch' could put Indians' flickering postseason hopes to an end

DETROIT -- "It was just one bad pitch." However one bad pitch from Bryan Shaw carries a lot of repercussions when it happens in September and in a key series where you are trying to keep your postseason hopes alive. This season has had its share of frustrating losses for the Indians, but Saturday night might go down as the one that put an end to their flickering postseason...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Avila’s homer lifts Tigers to 5-4 win over Cleveland

http://themajors.net/detroit/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/mlbtv_cledet_36231305_1200K.mp4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avila's 2-run homer in 8th keeps Tigers in 1st with win over Indians

  Alex Avila hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers kept their slim AL Central lead, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Saturday night. The Tigers remained a half-game ahead of Kansas City, which topped Boston 7-1. Avila sent a full-count pitch from reliever Bryan Shaw (5-4) into the right-field stands for his 11th home run. Victor Martinez hit his...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avila hits two-run HR in 8th, Tigers top Indians

DETROIT (AP) -- Alex Avila hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers kept their slim AL Central lead, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Saturday night. The Tigers remained a half-game ahead of Kansas City, which topped Boston 7-1. Avila sent a full-count pitch from reliever Bryan Shaw (5-4) into the right-field stands for his 11th home run. Victor Martinez...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avila hits two-run HR in 8th, Tigers top Indians

DETROIT (AP) -- Alex Avila hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers kept their slim AL Central lead, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Saturday night. The Tigers remained a half-game ahead of Kansas City, which topped Boston 7-1. Avila sent a full-count pitch from reliever Bryan Shaw (5-4) into the right-field stands for his 11th home run. Victor Martinez...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avila hits 2-run HR in 8th, Tigers top Indians

DETROIT (AP) Alex Avila hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers kept their slim AL Central lead, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Saturday night. The Tigers remained a half-game ahead of Kansas City, which topped Boston 7-1. Avila sent a full-count pitch from reliever Bryan Shaw (5-4) into the right-field stands for his 11th home run. Victor Martinez...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avila hits 2-run HR in 8th, Tigers top Indians

DETROIT (AP) -- Alex Avila hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers kept their slim AL Central lead, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Saturday night. The Tigers remained a half-game ahead of Kansas City, which topped Boston 7-1. Avila sent a full-count pitch from reliever Bryan Shaw (5-4) into the right-field stands for his 11th home run. Victor Martinez...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 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?
5 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...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Avila leaps into net for nice catch

Video: That looked fun!
Via Beer Mug Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 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
Via Bob's Blitz
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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