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Aug 28, 2014
Rotoworld
Alex Avila delivered a game-winning double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth Thursday as the Tigers edged the Yankees 3-2.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 29, 2014
Twitter Talk: On Kyle Ryan, Detroit Tigers middle infielders, Max Scherzer and Alex Avila

Twitter Talk: On Kyle Ryan, Detroit Tigers middle infielders, Max Scherzer and Alex Avila

Tigers fans will get a look at Ryan on Saturday when he makes his first major-league start. When the Detroit Tigers announced Thursday that Kyle Ryan would start Saturday in a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox, Tigers fans instantly started talking about how long they had been looking forward to seeing the pitcher get his first start. Actually, that's a lie. Here is one Tweet I received regarding Ryan. @Chris_Iott Who the heck is that, Chris? — Scott R. Daniel (@ScottyDan45) August 28, 2014 Ryan is a 22-year-old left-hander who was a 12th-round...
Newark Star-Ledger Aug 29, 2014

Yankees fall to Tigers, 3-2, on Alex Avila's walk-off hit

Yankees lose ground in wild card race after tense ending to pivotal series
Detroit Free Press Aug 28, 2014

Detroit 3, New York 2: Avila ensures Lobstein's solid start leads to win

Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila stood or crouched at home plate for two crucial aspects of Thursday's game against the New York Yankees - two aspects which in the long and short of it can be summed up this way: Rookie left-hander Kyle Lobstein was short on strikeouts, but took the Tigers a long way toward victory. Avila had the shortest at-bat possible in the ninth inning, but delivered the long bolt that gave the Tigers a 3-2 win.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 28, 2014
Watch Detroit Tigers' hero Alex Avila get mobbed by teammates, doused in water after walk-off hit (video)

Watch Detroit Tigers' hero Alex Avila get mobbed by teammates, doused in water after walk-off hit (video)

Walk-off heroes are accustomed to being mobbed, and Avila was no exception as he was greeted by his teammates when he rounded first base after his game-winning hit Thursday. Your browser does not support iframes. Detroit Tigers' Nick Castellanos, and J.D. Martinez throw a bucket of ice water on catcher Alex Avila after Avila hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning in Detroit on Thursday. (Mike Mulholland | MLive.com)Mike Mulholland | MLive.com  DETROIT -- Sometimes, it hurts to be the hero. Alex Avila's tiebreaking single off the wall in right field with two...

Yankees' loss familiar, and discouraging

DETROIT -- As soon as the ball left Alex Avila's bat, Shawn Kelley dropped his head and began walking to the dugout, like a beaten racehorse heading back to the barn. He was hoping for the best but expecting the worst, and before he had crossed the third-base line the Comerica Park crowd told him that he and the Yankees had gotten the latter. Avila's ball sailed over Ichiro Suzuki's head and hit the base of the right-field fence, scoring pinch-runner Bryan Holaday from second with the run that gave the Tigers a 3-2 walk-off win, and sent the Yankees just a little deeper into the hole that it...
Bless You Boys Aug 28, 2014
Tigers 3, Yankees 2: Kyle Lobstein solid in first MLB start as Tigers take series in walk-off fashion

Tigers 3, Yankees 2: Kyle Lobstein solid in first MLB start as Tigers take series in walk-off fashion

Kyle Lobstein gave the Tigers six solid innings, giving up just four hits on two runs. The bullpen shut down the Yankees and the Tigers offense rallied in the ninth as Alex Avila hit a clutch walk-off RBI single with two outs. DETROIT — Making his first MLB start after a strong relief appearance in Minnesota, Kyle Lobstein did not disappoint as he tossed three shutout innings and gave up just four hits of two-run ball in six frames. Supported by a strong bullpen led by lefty Blaine Hardy, the Tigers won 3-2 on a crushed walk-off RBI single by Alex Avila with two outs. Lobstein retired...
Rotoworld Aug 28, 2014

Alex Avila delivers game-winner for Tigers - Alex Avila (C) Detroit Tigers

Alex Avila delivered a game-winning double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth Thursday as the Tigers edged the Yankees 3-2.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 28, 2014
Relive the ninth inning of the Tigers 3-2 walk-off win over the Yankees

Relive the ninth inning of the Tigers 3-2 walk-off win over the Yankees

Check out these 20 photos from the ninth inning of the Detroit Tigers 3-2 walk-off win over the Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees. DETROIT – Whether you like the man or not, you know you couldn't help but smile as Alex Avila hit a walk-off single today as the Tigers beat the Yankees, 3-2. It seemed unlikely that Avila would be the guy to deliver, but after strikeouts by both Torii Hunter and Nick Castellanos, it was his time to shine. With Bryan Holaday standing on second and J.D. Martinez at first, Avila stepped to the plate and sent the ball to deep...
Detroit News Aug 28, 2014

Alex Avila is Tigers' hero with walk-off RBI against Yankees

Alex Avila came through off Shawn Kelley with a first-pitch single off the wall in right to drive in pinch-runner Bryan Holaday with the running run.
Detroit Free Press Aug 28, 2014

Detroit 3, New York 2: Avila walks 'em off for Tigers to win series

In his first big-league start, Tigers left-hander Kyle Lobstein held the Yankees to two runs (one earned) in six innings. He left with the score 2-2. It stayed there until the ninth, when Victor Martinez led off with a double through the Yankees' shift and Alex Avila drove home pinch runner Bryan Holaday with a two-out single off the right-field wall against loser Shawn Kelley.
Newsday Aug 28, 2014

Yankees lose to Tigers on Alex Avila's walk-off hit off Shawn Kelley

Alex Avila's two-out single off Shawn Kelley brought in pinch runner Bryan Holaday with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth, handing the Yankees a tough-to-swallow 3-2 loss to the Tigers Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 28, 2014
Tigers 3, Yankees 2: Alex Avila's walk-off single lifts Detroit past New York in 9th inning

Tigers 3, Yankees 2: Alex Avila's walk-off single lifts Detroit past New York in 9th inning

Alex Avila hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Detroit a 3-2 walk-off win over the New York Yankees in front of a sellout crowd at Comerica Park. Detroit Tigers pitcher Kyle Lobstein throws against the New York Yankees in the first inning in Detroit on Thursday.AP Photo  DETROIT -- Kyle Lobstein gave the Detroit Tigers' bullpen a much-needed rest Thursday afternoon. And Alex Avila gave them a much-needed win. Avila hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Detroit a 3-2 walk-off...
Detroit News Aug 16, 2014

Tigers' David Price, Alex Avila finding their groove together

It's not quite there yet, but it's coming. Saturday was just the third time Alex Avila caught and called a game with David Price. The two seemed to be in sync, but as they walked off the field together they agreed there is room for improvement.
KFFL Aug 15, 2014

Tigers | No Alex Avila

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 15, against ...
Bless You Boys Aug 14, 2014

Tigers 8, Pirates 4: Tigers snap four-game losing streak with offensive outburst

Buck Farmer had a solid start in his major league debut and the offense backed him up with two home runs and 12 hits to give the Tigers a much-needed win. DETROIT — A solo home run by Alex Avila gave the Tigers the beginnings of an offensive charge against the Pirates. Backed up by solid outings by the Buck Farmer, Blaine Hardy and Joba Chamberlain, the Tigers returned home to win 8-4, snapping a four-game losing streak and a prolonged hitting drought. Farmer's MLB debut wasn't perfect as he gave up four runs (all earned) including a home run, but he struck out four and allowed just six...

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