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Kansas City at Detroit

Kansas City at Detroit

Alex Gonzalez won it with a run-scoring single in the ninth as the Detroit Tigers rallied for a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day.
Detroit defeats Tampa Bay

Detroit defeats Tampa Bay

Miguel Cabrera celebrated his new $300 million contract by going 1-for-3 as the designated hitter in Detroit's 6-3 win over Tampa Bay at Joke Marchant Stadium.
MLB: Detroit 7, Boston 3

MLB: Detroit 7, Boston 3

DETROIT, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Torii Hunter's two-run double highlighted a five-run second Wednesday that sent Detroit to a 7-3 win over Boston and deadlocked the ALCS at two games apiece.

MLB: Boston 6, Detroit 5

BOSTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- David Ortiz belted a score-tying grand slam in the eighth inning Sunday and Boston went on to stun Detroit 6-5 in Game 2 of the AL Championship Series.

MLB: Detroit 3, Oakland 2

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Max Scherzer narrowly outdueled Bartolo Colon Friday in a tense battle that left Detroit with a 3-2 win over Oakland to kick off their playoff series.

MLB: Miami 2, Detroit 1 (10 innings)

MIAMI, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Ed Lucas and Giancarlo Stanton each drove in a late run Saturday, rallying the Miami Marlins over Detroit 2-1 in a 10-inning interleague victory.

MLB: Detroit 7, Chicago White Sox 6 (12 innings)

DETROIT, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Omar Infante's 12th-inning infield single scored the game-winning run Saturday, capping a wild rally that sent Detroit over the Chicago White Sox 7-6.

MLB: Detroit 3, Kansas City 2

DETROIT, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Alex Avila's second homer of the game broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning Sunday and carried the Detroit Tigers over Kansas City 3-2.

MLB: Detroit 9, Chicago White Sox 1

CHICAGO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Prince Fielder and Alex Avila both tallied four RBI for Detroit Tuesday in the Tigers' 9-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Detroit 7, Cleveland 2 (7 inn.)

DETROIT, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Victor Martinez delivered a two-run double during a four-run third inning Friday that sent Detroit to a 7-2 win over Cleveland in a game shortened by rain.

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.
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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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