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MLB: Detroit 4, Cleveland 2

CLEVELAND, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Alex Avila rallied Detroit with a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning Monday and the Tigers won a ninth straight, 4-2 over Cleveland.

MLB: Detroit 11, Washington 1

DETROIT, July 31 (UPI) -- Torii Hunter had four hits and scored runs in both of Detroit's five-run innings Wednesday in pacing the Tigers to an 11-1 interleague victory over Washington.

MLB: Detroit 5, Washington 1

DETROIT, July 30 (UPI) -- Alex Avila smashed a tiebreaking grand slam and Anibal Sanchez tossed seven strong innings Tuesday in Detroit's 5-1 interleague win over Washington.

MLB: Detroit 2, Philadelphia 1

DETROIT, July 26 (UPI) -- Alex Avila's two-run double put Detroit ahead in the fifth inning Friday and the Tigers held on to edge Philadelphia 2-1.

MLB: Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 2

CHICAGO, July 23 (UPI) -- Detroit's Rick Porcello fired seven shutout innings and the Detroit Tigers took advantage of four Chicago errors in the Tigers' 6-2 defeat of the White Sox.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Detroit 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 20 (UPI) -- Mike Moustakas belted a go-ahead homer and the Kansas City bullpen tossed three scoreless innings Saturday, nailing down the Royals' 6-5 win over Detroit.

MLB: Detroit 7, Texas 2

DETROIT, July 12 (UPI) -- Jhonny Peralta's two-RBI double highlighted a five-run first inning Friday and Detroit coasted to a 7-2 decision over Texas.

MLB: Detroit 6, Toronto 2

TORONTO, July 3 (UPI) -- Max Scherzer continued the best start to a season for a major league pitcher in 23 years Wednesday, carrying Detroit to a 6-2 victory over Toronto.

MLB: Detroit 7, Toronto 6

TORONTO, July 2 (UPI) -- Torii Hunter had four hits, including a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 7-6 decision over Toronto Tuesday.

MLB: Detroit 10, Baltimore 3

BALTIMORE, June 1 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera cracked a grand slam Saturday, one of four homers launched by the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning of their 10-3 victory over Baltimore.

MLB: Detroit 6, Minnesota 1

DETROIT, May 26 (UPI) -- Max Scherzer tossed six innings of one-run ball and Avisail Garcia backed him with a bases-clearing triple Sunday in the Detroit Tigers' 6-1 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Detroit 2, Texas 1

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 17 (UPI) -- Jose Valverde recorded the game's final out with the potential tying run on second Friday to preserve Detroit's 2-1 victory over Texas.

MLB: Detroit 10, Cleveland 4

DETROIT, May 10 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera hit one of the three Detroit home runs Friday, a three-run shot in the fourth that helped power Cleveland to a 10-4 whipping of Cleveland.

MLB: Detroit 4, Houston 3

HOUSTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Alex Avila hit a two-run homer with one out in the ninth Friday to bring Detroit a 4-3 victory over Houston.

MLB: Detroit 6, Minnesota 1

DETROIT, April 30 (UPI) -- Justin Verlander fired seven innings of one-run ball and the Detroit Tigers backed him with three homers Tuesday in their 6-1 win over Minnesota.
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Alex Avila
American League All-Star Alex Avila of the Detroit Tigers is seen during batting practice prior to the 2011 All-Star game in Phoenix Arizona on July 12, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Alexander Thomas Avila (born January 29, 1987) is an American professional baseball catcher with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. He is 5'11" tall and weighs 210 pounds. Avila was born in Hialeah, Florida.

Avila played prep baseball at Archbishop McCarthy High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 34th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft, but chose to attend the University of Alabama where he was an All-SEC selection. Following his junior year in which he hit .343 with 17 home runs and 62 RBI, he was then drafted by the Tigers in the fifth round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.

Avila also played in the Cape Cod League following his sophomore year in 2007.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Alex Avila."
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