MLB: Detroit 4, Seattle 1

DETROIT, June 9 (UPI) -- Justin Verlander struck out 10 over eight innings Thursday and continued his outstanding season by carrying the Detroit Tigers to a 4-1 victory over Seattle.

MLB: Detroit 8, Texas 1

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 7 (UPI) -- Austin Jackson collected three RBI and Rick Porcello held Texas to one run over six innings Tuesday in the Detroit Tigers' 8-1 win over the Rangers.

MLB: Detroit 13, Texas 7

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 7 (UPI) -- Brennan Boesch went 5-for-5, smacked two homers and drove in five runs Monday, keying the Detroit Tigers' 13-7 slugfest win over Texas.

MLB: Detroit 6, Minnesota 5

DETROIT, May 30 (UPI) -- Alex Avila's controversial tie-breaking RBI double in the eighth inning Monday provided the difference in the Detroit Tigers' 6-5 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Detroit 7, Tampa Bay 6

DETROIT, May 24 (UPI) -- Alex Avila's second homer of the game, a two-run shot in the eighth, rallied the Detroit Tigers to a 7-6 win over Tampa Bay Tuesday.

MLB: Detroit 3, Chicago White Sox 0

DETROIT, April 24 (UPI) -- Max Scherzer handcuffed the White Sox for eight innings Sunday and the Detroit Tigers swept a three-game series with a 3-0 victory over Chicago.

MLB: Detroit 9, Chicago White Sox 0

DETROIT, April 23 (UPI) -- Brad Penny held the White Sox to one hit over seven innings Saturday, staking the Detroit Tigers to a 9-0 rout of Chicago.

MLB: Detroit 7, Baltimore 3

BALTIMORE, April 6 (UPI) -- Alex Avila hit one of Detroit's three homers and drove in a career-best five runs Wednesday in carrying the Tigers to a 7-3 victory over Baltimore.

MLB: Detroit 7, Kansas City 5

DETROIT, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Will Rhymes blasted a two-run, go-ahead homer in the sixth inning Monday, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 7-5 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 3

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Scott Sizemore's pinch-hit, three-run homer in the eighth inning Saturday lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 6-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Detroit 3, Chicago White Sox 2

CHICAGO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Alex Avila hit a two-run homer with one away in the ninth inning Saturday, rallying the Detroit Tigers to a 3-2 decision over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Detroit 7, Minnesota 4

DETROIT, July 10 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera touched off a Detroit homer barrage with a two-run shot in the first inning Saturday and the Tigers rolled to a 7-4 victory over Minnesota.

MLB: Detroit 7, Arizona 5

DETROIT, June 18 (UPI) -- Brandon Inge and Alex Avila drove in runs in the eighth inning to break up a tie Friday and lift the Detroit Tigers to a 7-5 victory over Arizona.

MLB: Detroit 6, Pittsburgh 2

DETROIT, June 11 (UPI) -- Brennan Boesch and Ramon Santiago homered as part of a 12-hit attack Friday, carrying the Detroit Tigers to a 6-2 victory over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Detroit 8, Tampa Bay 6

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Three batters drove in two runs each Saturday, leading the Detroit Tigers to an 8-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, their fifth in a row.
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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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