3. Alex Avila hits a walk-off home run for the Detroit Tigers against the Boston Red Sox on April 8, 2012
The Detroit Tigers entered a slugfest with the Boston Red Sox on a Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park on April 8, 2012. Newly acquired first baseman Prince Fielder was in the middle of the order and Miguel Cabrera was playing third base.
Max Scherzer started the game and would only last 2 2/3 innings; giving up eight hits and seven runs. Luckily, Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz would give up seven of his own, and the cast of Collin Balester, Bryan Villarreal, Daniel Schlereth, and Phil Coke kept the club in the game enough to send it to extras.
Down one run in the bottom of the 11th inning with two outs, Avila came through clutch for the Detroit Tigers: