Ninth inning comebacks are rare in baseball. The Detroit Tigers had rallied to win twice all season when they trailed after eight innings.
Alex Avila and Torii Hunter hit homers in a five-run second inning and the Detroit Tigers scored five more runs in the fourth inning of an 11-1 rout of the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.
Alex Avila hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the sixth inning off Stephen Strasburg and the Detroit Tigers beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 Tuesday night.
The Tigers activated catcher Alex Avila (forearm) off the 15-day disabled list following Monday’s 8-3 loss at Toronto.
“That’s a hot tamale,” Torii Hunter said. “I remember that whole thing.”
Tigers catcher Alex Avila began his minor-league rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Toledo.
The Tigers have announced that SP Anibal Sanchez and C Alex Avila are headed to the DL.
Alvarez gave up just one run on three hits through six innings. He also recorded seven strikeouts on the way to a 4-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
The Detroit Tigers offense had been quiet for much of this week.
Alex Avila hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.