GIF: Alex Avila hits game-winning home run, fist pumps like former Tiger greats

Bob Levey

"He was cheesin' like a chess cat." -Rod Allen

Alex Avila's two-run home run off Jose Veras in the top of the ninth inning gave the Tigers a second consecutive 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros. He got a meaty 3-1 fastball and demolished it, clearing the wall in right-center field.

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However, the most interesting part was the celebration as he rounded the bases.

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A normal fist pump? Maybe, but when you look at the two most famous home runs in Tigers franchise hisory, you see the similarities.

Minus the Polanco bunny hops, of course.

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