Verlander, Avila receive commemorative awards

Verlander, Avila receive commemorative awards

Verlander, Avila receive commemorative awards
DETROIT -- Prior to Tuesday's game, Justin Verlander and Alex Avila were honored for their part in Verlander's no-hitter on May 7 in Toronto.

Tigers owner Mike Illitch was on hand to present the pair with commemorative awards, celebrating the seventh no-hitter in Tigers history. Verlander and former Tigers catcher Ivan Rodriguez were presented with similar awards after Verlander's first no-hitter in 2007.

Earlier this season, after the no-hitter in Toronto, Verlander bought Avila a watch with the date and "No-hitter" engraved on it.