Avila sent a full-count pitch from reliever Bryan Shaw into the right-field stands for his 11th home run and helped the Tigers retain first place in the AL Central.
When the Kansas City Royals look at the AL Central standings Saturday morning, they will be looking up at the Detroit Tigers for the first time in more than a month.
The Tigers are neck and neck with Kansas City atop the AL Central, and if they win the division they can thank Martinez, who has 21 home runs.
The Tigers were showing signs that they were flipping the switch during this series and rounding into championship form.
MLB Fan Cave, which is famous for their gifs, has created a video of “Miggy being Miggy,” which is a compilation of the best Miguel Cabrera clips through the season thus far.
Individual game tickets for Detroit Tigers potential 2014 Wild Card and American League Division Series home games at Comerica Park will go on sale Wednesday, September 17 at 12:00 p.m.
The Royals and the Tigers meet again in Kansas City in a three-game set that begins Sept. 19.
Rick Porcello (15-11) pitched well for the Tigers, but Kansas City pushed across two runs in the fourth on RBI singles by Salvador Perez and Lorenzo Cain.
It’s always a great moment when you can see players from Detroit teams showing support to one another.
The Tampa Bay Rays are ending Drew Smyly’s season after 153 innings.