Alex Avila

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15:  John Lackey #41 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Avila On Offense: ‘At This Time Of Year, Pitching Always Dominates’ [VIDEO]

Rather than worry about the lack of offense, though, the Tigers simply credited John Lackey.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers walks to the dugout during Game Three of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Verlander Stellar Again, Now With 31 Strikeouts Through Three Playoff Games

After a season of relative chaos, Justin Verlander finally looks settled in.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15: Torii Hunter #48 celebrates with third base coach Tom Brookens #61 after reaching third on a single by Prince Fielder #28 in the first inning of Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Hunter On Close Losses: ‘You Don’t Say It Hurts’

Some losses sting more than others, and the last two losses by the Detroit Tigers fit in categories that rank among the worst.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 08:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his seventh inning solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Tigers Offense Finally Finds Groove, Helps Stave Off Elimination

Powerful as it is, the Detroit Tigers offense sometimes hits the skids. It might blow the doors off an opposing defense, or it might suffer through a prolonged scoreless streak.

CBS Detroit–10/09/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 07:  Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Oakland Athletics during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

ERA Champ Anibal Sanchez Struggles, Gives Up Three Home Runs

Those who called for Anibal Sanchez to start game one or game two of the American League Division Series might want to go back and delete some tweets, bury some blogs.

CBS Detroit–10/07/2013

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 11: Manager Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers hands the ball to relief pitcher Drew Smyly #33 during the eighth inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on September 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Tigers defeated the White Sox 1-0. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Leyland and Avila Asked If They Feel Guilty For Making So Much Money in Detroit

Both the A’s and Tigers arrived in Detroit early Sunday morning, and while most of the players and coaches had an off day to get ready for game three of the series, there were a select few that were obligated to show up at Comerica Park to answer questions.

97.1 The Ticket–10/07/2013

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 27:  Jhonny Peralta #27 and Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers looks on during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 27, 2013 in Miami, Florida.  (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Avila On Peralta’s Return: ‘Life’s Too Short To Hold Grudges’

Avila said he has no idea what reaction Peralta’s return to Comerica Park will elicit from fans, but he hopes it will be a favorable one.

CBS Detroit–10/01/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 25: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a win of the game against the Minnesota Twins on September 25, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers clinched the American League Central Division title with a 1-0 win over the Twins. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Verlander On Not Starting Game One: ‘You Put Your Ego Aside’

In 2011 or 2012, no one would have ever thought to question whether Justin Verlander, in 2011 the most dominant pitcher and in 2012 still one of the best, would be the number one starter for the playoffs.

CBS Detroit–10/01/2013

Credit: Getty Images/Leon Halip/Gregory Shamus

Karsch And Anderson Champ And Chump Of The Weekend 9-18-13

Champ: Alex Avila for stepping up his play as of late and looks like a starting catcher again.

97.1 The Ticket–09/18/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 17:  Jose Alvarez #52 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after getting the final out of the eighth inning while playing the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park on September 17, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 6-2.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bolstered Bullpen Peaking As Tigers Head Toward Postseason

After significant shuffling and several additions, the bullpen looks ready for postseason play – just in time. Is the worrying over?

CBS Detroit–09/18/2013

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