Avila joins Tigers

Alex Avila (above left with in the 2008 fall instructional league) made his MLB debut this afternoon at Comerica Park. He started behind the plate and went 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI in a 7-3 victory over the Orioles. Fellow rookie Rick Porcello got the win.
(Avila's cousin, Amanda Avila, is an intern for the Lakeland Flying Tigers, and she flew to Detroit for today's game.)

1 comment:

  1. what an awesome game for the rookie.

    his first hit was a double down the rightfield line, that scored Inge. The cameras then panned the audience and showed his mom cheering with some family and friends. Then the cameras panned the executive boxes, showing his dad being congratualted by the other execs, including a hug from Al Kaline - -how thrilling.
    And the tigers won and lead the sox by two.