11:25 AM EDT, Thu July 24, 2014
Grand Rapids Press 16 hours ago
Tigers 11, Diamondbacks 5: Miguel Cabrera snaps homerless drought, Detroit avoids meltdown in Arizona

Tigers 11, Diamondbacks 5: Miguel Cabrera snaps homerless drought, Detroit avoids meltdown in Arizona

Miguel Cabrera, Austin Jackson and Alex Avila each drove in three runs and the Tigers bullpen combined to throw 2 2/3 shutout innings to help Detroit bounce back from a tough loss Wednesday. PHOENIX -- This time, there would be no late-inning meltdown in Arizona. Joba Chamberlain and Miguel Cabrera made sure of that. Cabrera, Austin Jackson and Alex Avila each drove in three runs and the Tigers' bullpen combined to throw 2 2/3 shutout innings to help Detroit bounce back from a tough loss with a 11-5 interleague road win over the Diamondbacks Wednesday. Anibal...
Grand Rapids Press 18 hours ago
Brad Ausmus considered pinch-hitting for Alex Avila late in game, turns page after tough loss in Arizona

Brad Ausmus considered pinch-hitting for Alex Avila late in game, turns page after tough loss in Arizona

Brad Ausmus said Wednesday afternoon that Torii Hunters go-ahead, two-run single in the top of the eighth inning Tuesday made him think twice about pinch-hitting for Alex Avila. PHOENIX -- Tigers manager Brad Ausmus thought about pinch-hitting for Alex Avila late in the game Tuesday night. Torii Hunter made him change his mind. Ausmus said Wednesday afternoon that Hunter's go-ahead, two-run single in the top of the eighth inning made him think twice about pinch-hitting for Avila. Instead, Ausmus stuck with Avila, who took a called third strike against a tough...
Bless You Boys Jul 12, 2014

Tigers 5, Royals 1: Porcello robs the Royals of runs, Martinez and Avila homer in the ninth

Rick Porcello battled through seven innings and held the Royals to one run. J.D. Martinez and Alex Avila delivered with a solo shot and a two-run homer respectively to give the Tigers a late-game comfortable lead. An eight-inning nailbiter turned into four runs of breathing room as J.D. Martinez and Alex Avila both homered in the ninth to give the Tigers a 5-1 victory, handing them the series over the Royals and a five-game winning streak. Rick Porcello worked through seven innings on his way to picking up his 12th win of the season as the Tigers cruised to a comfortable lead of 7 1/2 games...
Bless You Boys Jul 11, 2014

Pitcher-catcher relationship an important part of Alex Avila's success behind the plate

The success of the Tigers' pitching staff hasn't come overnight. Rather, it's been the result of chemistry that continues to build over time. DETROIT — What the fans saw Wednesday: With Alex Avila catching behind the plate, Tigers starter Max Scherzer struck out seven batters against the Dodgers, allowed one run in seven innings, and picked up his 11th win of the season. What the fans didn't see: All the work that goes on away from the field that allowed the battery to make the start look so smooth. To do so, Avila spends countless hours in the video room in order to help refine a...

Extra Bases: Chirinos excels with bat, arm

ARLINGTON, Texas -- A discussion to determine the Texas Rangers' most improved player at the season's midpoint should certainly include catcher Robinson Chirinos. The 30-year-old Venezuelan had a perfect day at the plate Sunday, going 3-for-3 with a home run in a 3-2 loss to Minnesota. Behind the plate, Chirinos cut down his 21st would-be base-stealer in 48 games, second only to Detroit catcher Alex Avila (who has 23 in 63 games). And Chirinos came within an eyelash of picking another runner off first.

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