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Jeff Riger With Alex Avila

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Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers runs towards home plate and teammates after hitting a walk-off home run in the eleventh inning  to win 13-12 against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park on April 8, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (credit: Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers runs towards home plate and teammates after hitting a walk-off home run in the eleventh inning to win 13-12 against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park on April 8, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (credit: Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

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By: Jeff Riger

What a weekend for the Tigers!

We all know the expectations and predications that have been set for the 2012 Detroit Tigers and I would say, at least for now the team has not let anybody down. In case you have been out of town for the weekend, Detroit swept the Red Sox by scoring 26 combined runs, some of them in the most dramatic fashion possible.

The Tigers have showed they can win in all ways early in the season. On opening day, the team saw their closer Jose Valverde blow his first save in over a season, only to come back and win the game in the bottom of the 9th inning. On Saturday, Detroit blew out Boston 10-0, in a game that saw Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera each hit 2 long balls a piece. And, then there was Sunday afternoon…

“Unbelievable” is probably the best word to describe it.

Detroit went up 4-0, only to fall behind 10-7 in the bottom of the 9th inning. During that half inning, Cabrera hit a 3 run bomb to leftfield to tie things and send the game to extra innings. Then in the 11th, where the Tigers were down 12-11, Alex Avila came to the plate with a man on against right handed pitcher Mark Melancon.

The call below let’s you know what happened next…

After the dramatics I caught up with Avila on the field to talk about the game winner, Detroit’s ridiculous offense and the 3 game sweep of the hated Red Sox.

And to think, we are only three games in…

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