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MLB: Detroit 7, Toronto 3

DETROIT, April 9 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera keyed a 15-hit Detroit attack Tuesday with four RBI, including a three-run homer, helping power the Tigers over slumping Toronto 7-3.

MLB: Detroit 8, New York Yankees 3

DETROIT, April 5 (UPI) -- Prince Fielder hit two home runs, driving in five runs Friday, in the Detroit Tigers' 8-3 win over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Detroit 3, Oakland 1

DETROIT, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Justin Verlander struck out 11 Oakland batters in seven innings Saturday and Detroit bested the Athletics 3-1 in their American League Division Series opener.

MLB: Detroit 5, Kansas City 4

DETROIT, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Don Kelly scored on a fielder's choice in the ninth inning Thursday, allowing the Detroit Tigers to escape with a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals.

MLB: Detroit 5, Kansas City 4

DETROIT, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Pinch-runner Don Kelly scored the go-ahead run in the eighth on a fielder's choice grounder Wednesday, lifting Detroit to a 5-4 victory over Kansas City.

MLB: Detroit 5, Cleveland 3

CLEVELAND, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Anibal Sanchez broke a personal three-start winless streak with 6 2/3 solid innings Saturday, boosting the Detroit Tigers past Cleveland 5-3.

MLB: Detroit 8, Chicago White Sox 6

CHICAGO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Prince Fielder's three-run homer helped Detroit build a big lead Wednesday and the Tigers survived a late comeback to down the Chicago White Sox 8-6.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 3, Detroit 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Alberto Callaspo singled in Peter Bourjos with two away in the ninth inning Friday, pushing the Los Angeles Angels past Detroit 3-2.

MLB: Detroit 5, Los Angeles Angels 3

DETROIT, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Jhonny Peralta's two-run double in the eighth inning Saturday rallied the Detroit Tigers past the Los Angeles Angels 5-3.

MLB: Detroit 3, Toronto 2 (11 innings)

DETROIT, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Alex Avila delivered a two-out single that drove in Quintin Berry in the 11th inning Thursday, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

MLB: New York Yankees 4, Detroit 3

DETROIT, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Rafael Soriano pitched out of a ninth-inning jam Thursday and saved the New York Yankees' 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers.

MLB: Detroit 7, New York Yankees 2

DETROIT, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Justin Verlander equaled a career high with 14 strikeouts Monday and the Detroit Tigers rolled over the New York Yankees 7-2.

MLB: Detroit 10, Cleveland 8 (10 innings)

DETROIT, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrara blasted a two-run homer in the 10th inning Sunday, completing a wild rally that lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 10-8 win over Cleveland.

MLB: Detroit 10, Cleveland 2

DETROIT, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Anibal Sanchez earned his first victory as a Tiger and Prince Fielder backed him with four RBI Friday in Detroit's 10-2 victory over Cleveland.

MLB: Detroit 7, Boston 5

BOSTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder bashed back-to-back homers during a five-run fifth inning Wednesday, powering the Detroit Tigers to a 7-5 win over Boston.
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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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