Alex Avila broke a 1-1 tie with a two out 6th inning grand slam home run, leading the Dewtroit Tigers to a 5-1 win Tuesday night over the Washington Nationals. Anibal Sanchez gave up a first inning RBI single to Ryan Zimmerman but the Nationals never scored again. Newly acquired Jose Veras pitched the eighth and ninth innings for the Tigers who improve to 60-45 on the season. The teams close out the two game series with a 12:30pm game Wednesday. The game was witnessed by a capacity crowd of 41,880.