MLB: Detroit 7, Tampa Bay 2

MLB: Detroit 7, Tampa Bay 2

DETROIT, April 12 (UPI) -- Brennan Boesch had a pair of two-run singles Thursday helping the Detroit Tigers to a 7-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

MLB: Detroit 13, Boston 12 (11 inn.)

DETROIT, April 8 (UPI) -- Alex Avila smashed a two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning Sunday, rallying the Detroit Tigers to a wild 13-12 win over Boston.

MLB: Detroit 10, Boston 0

DETROIT, April 7 (UPI) -- Prince Fielder hit his first two homers for Detroit and the Tigers went deep a total of five times Saturday in their 10-0 rout of Boston.

MLB: Detroit 3, Boston 2

DETROIT, April 5 (UPI) -- Austin Johnson delivered a bases-loaded single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday, giving Detroit a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox.
MLB: Detroit 7, Texas 5

MLB: Detroit 7, Texas 5

DETROIT, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Delmon Young hit two of Detroit's four home runs Thursday and helped keep the Tigers' season going by powering them to a 7-5 victory over Texas.

MLB: Detroit 14, Cleveland 0

DETROIT, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Doug Fister hurled eight scoreless innings and the Detroit Tigers banged out 18 hits Monday in a 14-0 rout of Cleveland.

MLB: Detroit 6, Chi. White Sox 5 (10 inn.)

CHICAGO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Carlos Guillen's run-scoring single in the 10th inning handed Detroit its 12th straight win and the Tigers rallied for 6-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Detroit 8, Minnesota 4

DETROIT, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Alex Avila started a Detroit comeback with a three-run homer in the second Friday and the Tigers rolled to their seventh straight victory, 8-4 over Minnesota.

MLB: Detroit 18, Chicago White Sox 2

DETROIT, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera and Andy Dirks both hit two-run homers and had four RBI apiece Sunday in Detroit's 18-2 win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Detroit 2, Tampa Bay 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Jhonny Peralta drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning sacrifice fly Tuesday, boosting the Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Detroit 5, Tampa Bay 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Justin Verlander collected his 19th victory -- his seventh straight win -- and Alex Avila homered Monday in the Detroit Tigers' 5-2 win over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Detroit 4, Cleveland 1

DETROIT, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Austin Jackson, Alex Avila and Jhonny Peralta homered Friday in leading the Detroit Tigers to a 4-1 win over Cleveland in the opener of a key weekend series.

MLB: Detroit 6, Baltimore 5

BALTIMORE, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Ryan Raburn's go-ahead, two-run single capped a big sixth-inning rally Saturday that carried the Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 win over Baltimore.

MLB: Detroit 5, Texas 4

DETROIT, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Alex Avila hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth inning Wednesday and Detroit held on for its third straight win, 5-4 over Texas.

MLB: Detroit 6, Texas 5

DETROIT, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Brian Boesch smacked a tie-breaking solo homer in the eighth inning for Detroit Tuesday, salvaging a 6-5 victory for the Tigers over Texas.
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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

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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