» October 9, 1970: The Tigers trade Denny McLain to the Senators in an 8-player deal that also sees OF Elliott Maddox, 3B Aurelio Rodriguez, and P Joe Coleman change teams. This ranks as one of Detroit's best trades ever.
» June 19, 1971: Indian leadoff batters Graig Nettles and Vada Pinson belt homers off Detroit's Dean Chance in the first inning, but Detroit ties in the 5th, goes ahead on Aurelio Rodriguez's homer in the 7th, and wins, 5–3 after Norm Cash hits is 15th homer in the 8th.
» June 27, 1972: Mickey Lolich is staked to 4–0 lead when the Tigers hit three consecutive first-inning home runs against New York's Wade Blasingame, making his American League debut. Tony Taylor leads off with a walk before Aurelio Rodriguez, Al Kaline, and Willie Horton wade in with homers to finish Blasingame. Lolich, pitching on two days rest, notches his 12th, winning 5–2. Bobby Murcer's home run accounts for one of the Yank runs.
» August 20, 1972:
The Angels score nine runs in the 4th inning but Detroit counters with eight runs in the 6th to win the wild affair, 11–9. Aurelio Rodriguez touches off the comeback with a double and ends the scoring with another extra base hit, a 3-run homer. In between are six singles and a sac fly.
» August 27, 1972:
The Tigers Willie Horton clouts an 11th-inning 2-run home run to beat Minnesota 5–3 in the opener of 2. In the nightcap, Joe Coleman pitches 11 shutout innings against Minnesota before Aurelio Rodriguez's home run gives him the 1–0 win. This is the 3rd win in a row for the Tigers on 11th-inning homers. Rodriguez hit one to start the streak.
» September 30, 1972:
The Tigers take their 3rd in a row from Milwaukee as John Hiller throws a 5-hitter. Aurelio Rodriguez's 3-run home run is the margin in the 5–1 win. The Tigers now return home to face the Red Sox in a 3-game series that will determine which team wins the East.
» December 4, 1976: Aurelio Rodriguez becomes the first American League 3B since 1959 to beat out Brooks Robinson for the Gold Glove Award. Other Newcomers on TSN fielding team include 3B Mike Schmidt, OF Dwight Evans, and C Jim Sundberg, who would combine to win 24 awards.