GIFs of the Day: Victor Martinez and Justin Verlander continue Tigers' dugout antics

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Victor Martinez getting his head wiped off, Justin Verlander avoiding the Handshake of Doom are just a small sample of some of the dugout hijinx we have seen from the Tigers this season.

After a year off of baseball due to a torn ACL in his left knee, it has taken Victor Martinez to get back to his normal self on the diamond. He broke out in a big way tonight, picking up three hits. He also picked up the team by scoring three runs, including one when he advanced from first to third on an error by first baseman Nick Swisher.

The Indians changed pitchers immediately after that play, giving Martinez a necessary breather, along with some help from Omar Infante.

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Later in the game, Justin Verlander attempted to avoid the inevitable "Handshake of Doom" from Jim Leyland by skirting to the other entrance to the Tigers' dugout after coming off the field in the seventh inning.

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After the game, Leyland didn't seem to find it as amusing as the rest of us.

On the other hand, Verlander did.

My take: if Verlander continues to pitch like he did tonight, I think the skipper will come around.

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