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.
Verlander, the Detroit ace, is arguably the best pitcher on the planet (AL MVP in 2011, AL Cy Young runner-up in 2012), and while there are concerns about his heavy usage to date, he’s still in what should be his prime seasons.
“He’s a good guy,” Leyland said about Stoney. “I know his heart’s in the right place, he just gets on my nerves once in a while, but I don’t pay any attention to it, he’s all right.”
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The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with catcher Brayan Pena.
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has changed his team’s lineup for game 2 of the World Series.
Phil Coke was the pitcher who was called in to replace Verlander in the 9th.
Friday afternoon both the Tigers and A’s hit the field in preparation of the American League Divisional series that gets started on Saturday at Comerica Park in Detroit.
Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila is out of the starting lineup Monday against the White Sox after he collided with teammate Prince Fielder while chasing a foul ball a day earlier.