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Alex Avila

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  • Porcello looks like All-Star in Tigers' win

    The Sports Xchange By David Smale, The Sports Xchange Porcello looks like All-Star in Tigers' win KANSAS CITY, Mo.- If Rick Porcello wasn't trying to show he belonged in the MLB All-Star Game, he did a pretty good impersonation of someone who was in...
  • Tigers midseason report: Streaky season

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH Things look bright for Detroit the remainder of the season after the Tigers entered the All-Star break with their third-largest lead to that point in the season, 6 1/2 games over the...
  • Kipnis powers Indians past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange By Dana Gauruder, The Sports Xchange Kipnis powers Indians past Tigers DETROIT -- Jason Kipnis had gone so long without a homer, he forgot how to trot around the bases. The Cleveland second baseman homered twice, including a three-...
  • Tigers' Martinez returns pain free

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Joe Nathan needed just 12 pitches to show why Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is sticking with him as the club's closer, and not newly acquired Joakim Soria. Nathan has...
  • Tigers' Kinsler makes triumphant return to Texas

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH ARLINGTON, Texas -- Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler wasn't sure what kind of reception he would receive Tuesday night, and frankly he didn't seem to care. A key member of two World...
  • Tigers ride Joba's lineup juju to 7-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH ARLINGTON, Texas -- One of the thousands of baseball's rules of tradition is reverence to superstition. And the Detroit Tigers are obeying. Right-handed reliever Joba Chamberlain...
  • Astros 4, Tigers 3 (11)

    The Sports Xchange By MoiseKapenda Bower, The Sports Xchange Astros 4, Tigers 3 (11) HOUSTON -- Jason Castro delivered a walk-off home run in the 11th inning as the Houston Astros survived a critical late-game error to take a 4-3 victory over the...
  • Astros top Tigers, 4-3, in 11 innings

    HOUSTON Jose Altuve had stolen the game from Justin Verlander. Then the HoustonAstros put it back up for grabs when they committed two errors in the eighth to allow the Detroit Tigers to score the tying run without a hit. The night wore on, and each...
  • Astros top Tigers with Castro's 11th-inning homer

    The Sports Xchange By MoiseKapenda Bower, The Sports Xchange Astros top Tigers with Castro's 11th-inning homer HOUSTON -- Jason Castro didn't require much prodding to probe his memory bank and deliver a surprising revelation on top of his earlier...
  • Recap: Astros 6, Tigers 4

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Astros 6, Tigers 4 Astros 6, Tigers 4: Jon Singleton and L.J. Hoes had two RBIs apiece and Jose Altuve became the first player in 97 years with multiple hits and stolen bases in four straight games as host Houston took the...
  • Astros 6, Tigers 4

    The Sports Xchange By MoiseKapenda Bower, The Sports Xchange Astros 6, Tigers 4 HOUSTON -- After blowing a pair of late, one-run leads the previous two games, the Houston Astros held on for a 6-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday at Minute Maid...