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Tigers lineup: John Hicks, Alex Avila starting vs. Mike Pelfrey

Tigers lineup: John Hicks, Alex Avila starting vs. Mike Pelfrey

The Tigers face the Chicago White Sox in the series opener Friday at 7:10 p.m. DETROIT -- Jim Adduci is back in the lineup after leaving Thursday's game with calf tightness. Alex Avila will start at catcher for the Detroit Tigers, with John Hicks playing first. The Tigers face the Chicago White Sox in the series opener Friday at 7:10 p.m. The full lineups are below. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Tyler Collins, CF3. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. Justin Upton, LF6. Alex Avila, C7. Jim Adduci, RF8. John Hicks, 1B9. Jose Iglesias, SS Bench: C...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 27, 2017
Tigers lineup: Jose Iglesias returns, Jim Adduci in right field

Tigers lineup: Jose Iglesias returns, Jim Adduci in right field

The Tigers are 2-0 when newcomer Jim Adduci is the lineup DETROIT -- Jose Iglesias is starting at shortstop for the Detroit Tigers on Thursday after seven days spent on the disabled list. The Tigers are 2-0 when newcomer Jim Adduci is the lineup. He's back in right field with a right-hander on the hill today for the Seattle Mariners. The full lineups are below. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Tyler Collins, CF3. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. Justin Upton, LF6. Alex Avila, 1B7. Jim Adduci, RF8. James McCann, C9. Jose Iglesias, SS Bench: IF/OF...
Washington Times Apr 25, 2017

Tigers score 9 in 5th, rout Mariners 19-9

DETROIT (AP) - James McCann, Justin Upton and Alex Avila homered for Detroit - and that was before the Tigers added nine runs in the fifth inning en route to a 19-9 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Felix Hernandez (2-2) allowed four runs in two innings in ...
Bless You Boys Apr 25, 2017
Tigers 19, Mariners 9: Detroit offense plows through Seattle pitching in blowout win

Tigers 19, Mariners 9: Detroit offense plows through Seattle pitching in blowout win

Zimmermann wasn’t so great, though. Neither was the bullpen. DETROIT — After a day of rest following a week on the road, the Tigers came home and tore into their first opponents on Tuesday night. With three home runs, 24 hits, and a nine-run fifth inning, Detroit knocked the Mariners and Felix Hernandez out in convincing fashion, with an 19-9 win to start their 10-game homestand. Jordan Zimmermann continued to struggle but the Tigers’ offense was firing on all cylinders. Three home runs by James McCann, Justin Upton, and Alex Avila combined for five of the seven 16 18 19 (!) runs in...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 25, 2017
Tigers lineup: Jim Adduci, Alex Avila in lineup vs. Felix Hernandez

Tigers lineup: Jim Adduci, Alex Avila in lineup vs. Felix Hernandez

Hernandez, the Seattle Mariners starter, is 9-3 with a 2.48 ERA in 15 career starts against the Tigers. DETROIT -- Jim Adduci is getting another start in right field for the Detroit Tigers, but he'll have a tougher opposing pitcher to contend with. Felix Hernandez, the Seattle Mariners' starter, is 9-3 with a 2.48 ERA in 15 career starts against the Tigers. Shortstop Jean Segura is back from a short stint on the disabled list. He'll lead off for the Mariners. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Tyler Collins, CF3. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B4. Victor Martinez,...

Postgame: Gibson suspected Tigers were stealing, relaying signs

Changing signs got the Twins' pitcher mixed up while facing Alex Avila, resulting in a long home run.
MLB Trade Rumors Apr 22, 2017

Tigers Place Miguel Cabrera On 10-Day DL

The Tigers have announced that they’ve placed first baseman Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day DL with a right groin strain. To take his place on the active roster, they’ve recalled catcher John Hicks from Triple-A Toledo, perhaps with the idea that he could back up James McCann behind the plate while Alex Avila takes over…
Grand Rapids Press Apr 19, 2017
Tigers lineup: Justin Upton getting day off after injury

Tigers lineup: Justin Upton getting day off after injury

Andrew Romine is starting in his place. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers left fielder Justin Upton is getting the day off after suffering a right wrist contusion during a slide into second base on Tuesday night. Andrew Romine is starting in his place. James McCann is back behind the plate after Alex Avila started the series opener. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. Tyler Collins, RF6. James McCann, C7. Andrew Romine, LF8. JaCoby Jones, CF9. Jose Iglesias, SS Bench: C Alex Avila, OF...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 18, 2017
Tigers lineup: Miguel Cabrera starting despite weekend back issue

Tigers lineup: Miguel Cabrera starting despite weekend back issue

Catcher Alex Avila is also getting another start, his third in the last four games. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera, who left Sunday's game in the eighth inning after experiencing back tightness, is in the starting lineup Tuesday for the Detroit Tigers. Catcher Alex Avila is also getting another start, his third in the last four games. Cabrera, whose 34th birthday is Tuesday, has experienced periodic flare-ups of back discomfort in recent years, including last month at the World Baseball Classic. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos,...
Washington Times Apr 16, 2017

Boyd, Avila lead Tigers past Indians 4-1 for series win

CLEVELAND (AP) - Matthew Boyd allowed one run in six innings, Alex Avila hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on Sunday to take two of three from the AL champions. Boyd (2-1) won his second straight start, and Alex Wilson, Justin Wilson and ...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 14, 2017
Miguel Cabrera, irked by brush-back, hits 3-run homer to lead Tigers to win

Miguel Cabrera, irked by brush-back, hits 3-run homer to lead Tigers to win

Cabrera hit a three-run home run, catcher Alex Avila added a two-run shot and the Tigers survived a ninth inning comeback to beat the Indians 7-6 at Progressive Field. CLEVELAND -- Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera, still testy about Trevor Bauer's wildness in a game last September, didn't take kindly to an early brush-back pitch Friday. Cabrera's twice jawed at the Cleveland Indians' dugout, prompting warnings for both benches and pitchers. Bauer may have been rattled by the restrictions; Tigers starter Daniel Norris was not. Cabrera hit a three-run home run,...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 14, 2017
Tigers lineup: Alex Avila starting catcher in series opener vs. Indians

Tigers lineup: Alex Avila starting catcher in series opener vs. Indians

Avila has six hits, including a home run, in 16 career at-bats against Indians starter Trevor Bauer. CLEVELAND -- Alex Avila will get his second start of the season for the Detroit Tigers tonight in the series opener against the Cleveland Indians. Avila has six hits, including a home run, in 16 career at-bats against Indians starter Trevor Bauer. Ian Kinsler is back in the lineup at second after getting a day off on Thursday.  Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. Justin Upton, LF6. Tyler...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 13, 2017
Tigers lineup: Andrew Romine leading off, playing 2nd base

Tigers lineup: Andrew Romine leading off, playing 2nd base

JaCoby Jones is back in center field. DETROIT -- Andrew Romine has earned another start after beginning the 2017 season on a 6-for-11 tear. This time he'll be playing second base, giving a day off to Ian Kinsler.  JaCoby Jones is back in center field.  Tigers lineup 1. Andrew Romine, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. Justin Upton, LF6. Tyler Collins, RF7. James McCann, C8. JaCoby Jones, CF9. Jose Iglesias, SS Bench: C Alex Avila, OF Mikie Mahtook, IF Ian Kinsler, IF Dixon Machado. Starting pitcher: RHP Jordan...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 9, 2017
Tigers lineup: Alex Avila, Andrew Romine getting 1st start

Tigers lineup: Alex Avila, Andrew Romine getting 1st start

Avila will catch while Romine will be in center field, giving days off to James McCann and JaCoby Jones, respectively. DETROIT -- Alex Avila and Andrew Romine will get their first starts of the season on Sunday for the Detroit Tigers. Avila will catch while Romine will be in center field, giving days off to James McCann and JaCoby Jones, respectively. With right-hander Rick Porcello on the mound, left-handed hitter Tyler Collins will start in right field. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. Victor Martinez, DH5....
Bless You Boys Apr 4, 2017
Tigers 6, White Sox 3: Detroit offense pummels Jose Quintana with 3 home runs on Opening Day

Tigers 6, White Sox 3: Detroit offense pummels Jose Quintana with 3 home runs on Opening Day

The first curly fries of the year came real early thanks to the Tigers offense. Despite the rain on Monday, a Take 2 at Opening Day didn’t dampen the Detroit Tigers’ first game of the season. Justin Verlander was on fire and received more than enough run support, as the Detroit bats lit up Jose Quintana for three home runs en route to a 6-3 win over the White Sox. JaCoby Jones made quite the entrance, and early. A second-inning home run gave the Tigers a 3-1 lead after an RBI double by the White Sox in the first had Detroit in an early hole. That’s as close as Chicago would get. The...

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