alex avila

Tigers Topple Tampa, Win Streak At Three
Justin Verlander didn't have his "A" game tonight.  The Tiger ace
 gave up six runs in six innings and left the game trailing 6-5.  His teammates bailed him out this time as Alex Avila hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 8th to give the Tigers a 7-6 vic…
Tigers Sweep Sox, Win Streak At Four
Max Scherzer pitched 8 shutout innings and got just enough help from the Tiger hitters to complete a three game sweep of the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park this afternoon.
Tigers Blank Sox 9-0
Brad Penny got his first win as a Detroit Tiger today, pitching 7 innings and only giving up one hit to the White Sox.  The one hit was controversial as Chicago's Brent Morel reached in the sixth inning on a hard hit ball down the 3rd base line that was gloved by Brandon Inge.  Inge&a…
Tigers Beat Baltimore Behind Verlander, Avila
The Detroit Tigers got their second win of the 2011 season tonight, beating the previously unbeaten Baltimore Orioles 7-3 behind the stellar pitching of Justin Verlander and the slugging of catcher Alex Avila.  Verlander struck out 9 in 8 innings of work in picking up his first win of the year,…