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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - Alex Avila
Giancarlo Stanton hit his first home run of spring training for Miami and the Marlins lost to the Tigers 3-1 on Sunday.
The 2013 and 2014 salaries of the 146 players in salary arbitration, as obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources. The 2014 salaries include earned bonuses. For players with multiyear contracts (x-ending multiyear contract; y-beginning multiyear contract), the salaries listed are the average annual values of the contracts. (w-arbitration winner; l-arbitration loser).
The Detroit Tigers have avoided arbitration with Alex Avila by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with their No. 1 catcher.
Max Scherzer agreed to a one-year contract that leaves his future with the Detroit Tigers as uncertain as ever.
Miguel Cabrera returns, but Prince Fielder and Doug Fister are gone. Can the big changes help get Detroit over its October hump at last?
Baseball officials are up front about this: They want to ban home-plate collisions to guard their investments.
Baseball officials are up front about this: They want to ban home plate collisions to guard their investments.
One victory to reach the World Series.
Boston returns to Fenway Park with a 3-2 lead in the AL championship series. The Red Sox can win the American League pennant Saturday, when the Tigers' Max Scherzer faces Boston's Clay Buchholz in Game 6.
The Tigers were cruising to their second straight win at Fenway Park, with starter Max Scherzer taking a no-hitter and a 5-0 lead into the sixth inning. But with one swing, Big Papi changed everything.
The majors' highest-scoring team during the regular season, the Red Sox were shut out at Fenway Park in the postseason for the first time in 95 years.
Given the ball from manager Jim Leyland ahead of Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer struck out 11 and dazzled with an array of effective pitches as the Tigers grabbed the lead in their AL division series against the Oakland Athletics with a 3-2 win Friday night.
Detroit catcher Alex Avila is out of the starting lineup, a day after he was hit in the mask by a foul ball and forced to leave a game.
The Nationals' victory over the Tigers on Thursday was their sixth in the past seven games as they improved to 19-15.
Since there's no Quadruple Crown in baseball, it will be awfully tough for Miguel Cabrera to top his performance from 2012.
"I'm not going to lie to you. I wanted it," Tigers catcher Alex Avila said. "But had to think about the next hitter with a 1-0 game."
Avila said he was available if needed as the AL Central leaders tried to extend their 12-game winning streak.