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Ask Schmehl: On Al Alburquerque's foolish celebration and whether Detroit Tigers will re-sign Victor Martinez

Ask Schmehl: On Al Alburquerque's foolish celebration and whether Detroit Tigers will re-sign Victor Martinez

Al Alburquerques celebration was entertaining. But it was also stupid, and appeared to irritate several Royals players, who glared at him as he walked to the dugout Wednesday. Detroit Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque reacts after striking out Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas during the eighth inning in Detroit on Wednesday.AP Photo  DETROIT -- Before we dive into this week's mailbag, I want to applaud Al Alburquerque for the Houdini job he pulled off in the eighth inning Wednesday.  It was a thing of beauty. But what was with the on-field...

[VIDEO] Al Alburquerque wiggles his way out of a bases-loaded jam

It's a jam you'd never want to put a pitcher in. Bases loaded, no outs, late in a critical game.Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had no choice, summoning Al Alburquerque from the bullpen when Phil Coke injured himself chasing after an Eric Hosmer bunt single.Alburquerque got himself out of the jam in amazing fashion, though, snaring a line drive off the bat of Salvador Perez, then firing to third base — a slider in the dirt that Nick Castellanos picked — to double off Alex Gordon. Alburquerque struck out Mike Moustakas to end the threat, and gave it a celebration worthy of former...
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Bruce Rondon is challenging Al Alburquerque's Instagram supremacy

At least he's using his left hand to take bathroom selfies. Bruce Rondon is a fierce competitor on the mound, and his Instagram game might be just as aggressive. He still has a long way to go to catch Al Alburquerque, though.

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