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Carlos Guillen, 3-time all-star, retires

Carlos Guillen, 3-time all-star, retires

PEORIA, Ariz., March 6 (UPI) -- Utility player Carlos Guillen, a three-time all-star over a 14-year major league career, Tuesday announced his retirement from baseball.

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 12, Los Angeles Angels 2

DETROIT, July 29 (UPI) -- Victor Martinez and Carlos Guillen had four RBI each Friday and keyed two big innings that led the Detroit Tigers to a 12-2 whipping of the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Detroit 4, Chicago White Sox 3

DETROIT, July 17 (UPI) -- Carlos Guillen put the Tigers ahead with a run-scoring single in the sixth inning Sunday and Detroit held on for a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Tigers put infielder Guillen on DL

Tigers put infielder Guillen on DL

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Detroit Tigers infielder Carlos Guillen is back on the 15-day disabled list, this time with a bruised left knee.

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 12, Baltimore 9

DETROIT, July 5 (UPI) -- The Detroit Tigers needed Brandon Inge's four RBI and Carlos Guillen's three to win their 12-9 slugfest with Baltimore Monday.

MLB: Detroit 3, Arizona 1

DETROIT, June 20 (UPI) -- Brennan Boesch and Carlos Guillen socked back-to-back homers in the seventh inning Sunday and the Detroit Tigers defeated Arizona 3-1 in an inter-league game.

MLB: Detroit 7, Washington 4

DETROIT, June 15 (UPI) -- Ryan Raburn socked a tie-breaking three-run homer in the fifth Tuesday to boost the Detroit Tigers to a 7-4 decision over Washington.

MLB: Detroit 4, Pittsburgh 3

DETROIT, June 13 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera belted a three-run homer in the eighth inning Sunday to rally the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Detroit 4, Pittsburgh 3 (10 innings)

DETROIT, June 12 (UPI) -- Carlos Guillen's solo homer in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday handed the Detroit Tigers a 4-3 inter-league victory over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Detroit 7, Chicago White Sox 2

CHICAGO, June 9 (UPI) -- Brennan Boesch's three-run homer highlighted a seventh-inning Detroit rally Tuesday and the Tigers went on to bash the Chicago White Sox 7-2.

MLB: Cleveland 3, Detroit 2

DETROIT, June 1 (UPI) -- Jake Westbrook limited Detroit to one run over seven-plus innings Tuesday, pacing the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 victory.

MLB: Detroit 5, LA Angels 4

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 23 (UPI) -- Ryan Perry and Jose Valverde delivered clutch relief pitching Thursday to preserve Detroit's 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Detroit 6, Kansas City 5

DETROIT, April 13 (UPI) -- Carlos Guillen's two-run double in the seventh inning Tuesday capped a six-run comeback, boosting the Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 win over Kansas City.
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Carlos Guillen
Detroit Tigers Marcus Thames (33) congratulates Magglio Ordonez (30) and Carlos Guillen (9) after Guillen hit a three run home run in the 3rd inning at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan on July 5, 2007. The Tigers defeated the Indians 12-3. (UPI Photo/Matthew Mitchell)
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Carlos Alfonso Guillén (born September 30, 1975 in Maracay, Aragua State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball second baseman and switch-hitter for the Detroit Tigers.

Guillén was signed by the Houston Astros as a non-draft amateur free agent in 1992. He was traded to the Seattle Mariners with pitcher Freddy García and John Halama in the deal that sent Randy Johnson to the Astros. Guillén made his debut in 1998 and was traded to Detroit at the end of the 2003 season.

In Seattle, Guillén was initially forced to play second and third base with incumbent Alex Rodriguez at shortstop. After Alex Rodriguez signed with the Texas Rangers for the 2000 season, Guillén moved back to his natural position. He had a league-average campaign in his first full season with the club.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Carlos Guillen."
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