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MLB: Cleveland 3, Detroit 2

CLEVELAND, July 24 (UPI) -- Aaron Cunningham's suicide squeeze bunt in the seventh inning scored Lou Marson with a the go-ahead run Tuesday, enabling Cleveland to edge Detroit 3-2.
MLB: Detroit 5, Los Angeles Angels 1

MLB: Detroit 5, Los Angeles Angels 1

DETROIT, July 19 (UPI) -- Detroit starter Max Scherzer struck out nine and gave up just three hits Thursday in the Detroit Tigers' 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Baltimore 8, Detroit 6 (13 innings)

BALTIMORE, July 14 (UPI) -- J.J. Hardy and Taylor Teagarden each belted homers in the 13th inning Saturday, rallying Baltimore to an 8-6 victory over Detroit.

MLB: Detroit 5, Minnesota 1

DETROIT, July 5 (UPI) -- Justin Verlander went the distance Wednesday and Miguel Cabrera homered twice in lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 5-1 triumph over Minnesota.

MLB: Detroit 5, Tampa Bay 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 28 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera had four hits and two RBI Thursday while Detroit's bullpen threw three solid innings in bringing the Tigers a 5-2 win over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Detroit 10, Minnesota 6

MINNEAPOLIS, May 25 (UPI) -- Prince Fielder and Delmon Young had six of Detroit's 16 hits Friday and had a hand in a four-run second that ignited the Tigers to a 10-6 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Cleveland 4, Detroit 2

CLEVELAND, May 23 (UPI) -- Jason Kipnis raced home with the go-ahead run on a throwing error by Prince Fielder in the eighth Wednesday, leading Cleveland to a 4-2 victory over Detroit.

MLB: Cleveland 5, Detroit 3

CLEVELAND, May 22 (UPI) -- Casey Kotchman went 3-for-4 and drove in the go-ahead run Tuesday in the Cleveland Indians' 5-3 victory over Detroit.

MLB: Detroit 4, Pittsburgh 3

DETROIT, May 20 (UPI) -- Alex Avila's two-run single in the seventh inning Sunday rallied the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 interleague victory over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Detroit 10, Oakland 6

OAKLAND, Calif., May 11 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera had an RBI in each of two separate at-bats during an eight-run third inning Thursday that lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 10-6 win over Oakland.

MLB: Seattle 3, Detroit 2

SEATTLE, May 8 (UPI) -- John Jaso's sacrifice fly capped a three-run ninth-inning rally Monday that boosted the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 victory over Detroit.

MLB: Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 4

DETROIT, May 4 (UPI) -- Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run homer with one away in the ninth inning Friday, rallying the Detroit Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Kansas City 3, Detroit 2

DETROIT, May 2 (UPI) -- Mike Moustakas scored on an infield hit with two out in the ninth Wednesday, allowing the Kansas City Royals to claim a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers.

MLB: New York Yankees 7, Detroit 6

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Derek Jeter dashed in from third on a ninth-inning passed ball Friday to give the New York Yankees a wild 7-6 victory over Detroit.

MLB: Seattle 7, Detroit 4

DETROIT, April 24 (UPI) -- Michael Saunders drove in three runs and Alex Liddi homered Tuesday in the Seattle Mariners' 7-4 victory over Detroit.
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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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