Remembering Alex Avila’s greatest Detroit Tigers moments

DETROIT, MI - Catcher Alex Avila during game two of a doubleheader. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - Catcher Alex Avila during game two of a doubleheader. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MI – JUNE 18: Alex Avila #31 of the Detroit Tigers bats during the game against the Tampa Bay Rays while wearing a special blue jersey for prostate cancer awareness on Father’s Day Weekend at Comerica Park on June 18, 2017, in Detroit, Michigan. The Rays defeated the Tigers 9-1. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – JUNE 18: Alex Avila #31 of the Detroit Tigers bats during the game against the Tampa Bay Rays while wearing a special blue jersey for prostate cancer awareness on Father’s Day Weekend at Comerica Park on June 18, 2017, in Detroit, Michigan. The Rays defeated the Tigers 9-1. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /

5. Alex Avila hits a walk-off for the Detroit Tigers against the New York Yankees on August 28, 2014

It was technically a single, but Alex Avila hit a bomb off Yankees reliever Shawn Kelley in the bottom of the 9th with two outs to score the winning run against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park.

The game was a low-scoring affair; starter Kyle Lobstein spun 6 innings of two-run ball without recording a strikeout with Blaine Hardy, Joba Chamberlain, and Phil Coke holding things down to allow for the late dramatics.

The hit was Avila’s only knock of the game, but he did have a sacrifice fly earlier in the game in his two-RBI performance.

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