May 23 8:40a
Pena went 3-for-5 with an RBI and run scored in Wednesday's win over the Indians.
Pena received a rare start against a right-handed pitcher Wednesday night, a start that would typically go to the struggling Alex Avila. With Avila sporting a .174/.256/.296 slash line, Pena will get another start Thursday (against lefty Scott Diamond) and could continue to see his playing time rise some in the short term, but the Tigers have given every indication that Avila is still considered the No. 1 backstop.