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In a time where ESPN's ratings are dropping across the board, Monday's Home Run Derby provided a bit of good news for ESPN. The Derby drew a 5.0 overnight rating, up 6% from last year's 4.7 overnight. It's also the highest rated Derby since 2009, when Prince Fielder topped Nelson Cruz in the finals at Busch Stadium in St Louis.
Locally, the Derby did best in Detroit, drawing a 9.8 rating for Fielder's attempt at a third Derby crown (he failed). Pittsburgh followed with a 9.6 thanks to the presence of Pedro Alvarez, while Baltimore drew a 9.0 due in large part to MLB home run leader Chris Davis' presence in the Derby. The host market for the game, New York, picked up a 7.9 rating, a jump of 19% from 2012. The only markets with competitors in the Derby that didn't rank in the top ten was Oakland (represented by eventual winner Yoenis Cespedes) and Denver (represented by Michael Cuddyer).
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Tigers manager Jim Leyland in the act of being ejected against White Sox.
The Detroit Tigers are 10 games above .500 at the All Star Break (52-42), sitting a game and a half ahead of the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central, and four and a half games behind the MLB’s best record in Boston.
Tigers fans may grumble about the slim lead, but in fact, they’re in good...
Prince Fielder was all business during Tuesday night’s All-Star Game from Citi Field in New York.
During the 9th inning the Tigers first baseman “motored” his way around the bases after his base hit to right field got passed a diving Carlos Gomez. Fielder eventually found his way to third with a head first slide only end up being stranded as his American League counterparts...
During last night's MLB All-Star Game, Prince Fielder managed to reach third base. No, we're serious. He chugged his way around the bases...
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Two-time defending champ, Prince Fielder wasn’t a deciding factor in this year’s contest but he sure did make his presence known before he bowed out of the first round of the home run derby when he blasted a mammoth shot that registered 483 feet.
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The former home run champ only went yard five times. Fielder gave up his crown to...
The All-Star Game is the place where stars who may rarely be seen by other teams or other teams’ fans get to show off their stuff. In Prince Fielder‘s case, that means showing the world that he can still run for a triple.
Fielder had his moment in the top of the ninth on Tuesday night when his hit into right field was misplayed. As the ball skipped past the outfielders, Fielder...
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DETROIT -- Prince Fielder will have a lot of fans cheering him on in the 2013 Home Run Derby (tonight at 8 on ESPN).
Five of his teammates will be joining him at the New York Mets' Citi Field -- Miguel Cabrera, Torii Hunter, Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander and Jhonny Peralta.
But Fielder's two biggest fans are his sons, Jadyn, 8, and Haven, 7, and they're the main reasons...
You don't even have to see the Prince Fielder home run to know that his swing at the 2013 Home Run Derby was a moon shot - just check out Mike Trout's face.
Cringeworthy: Prince Fielder hitting A triple while McCarver recited "Enter Sandman" [Deadspin]
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Because sometimes life lobs you the wonderfully absurd, here’s Prince Fielder hitting a triple in last night’s MLB All-Star Game, and Tim McCarver reciting however much he knows of Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ while it happens. He should’ve done this the entire game. I wanted to hear a “whisky in the jar-o” reference for Miguel Cabrera. (video via Deadspin)- Follow...
12 p.m. ET: Robinson Cano and Prince Fielder both have the chance to become the third player in major league history to win multiple home run derbies, but the sluggers will have to defeat a tough lineup of power hitters — including each other — if one of them plans on making history Monday night.
Cano, the American League captain, chose Fielder, Chris Davis and Yoenis Cespedes...
Relive three of the most memorable Tigers games of the first half of the 2013 season Thursday on FOX Sports Detroit.
2 p.m.: Yankees at Tigers (April 5) -- Prince Fielder's three-run homer highlights an 8-3 victory on Opening Day at Comerica Park.
5 p.m.: Twins at Tigers (May 24) -- Anibal Sanchez sets a Tigers record by striking out 12 in a 6-0 victory.
8 p.m.: Red Sox...
Each week, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers.
With one half of baseball’s year already in the books, the Detroit Tigers in first place and several exciting moments happening along the way, we’re taking a breather and counting down the top five games from the first part of the season.
There’s certainly been low lights...
On Monday July 15, the AL and NL will face off in the annual MLB Home Run Derby. Representing the AL is Baltimore Orioles first baseman (league leader in home runs) Chris Davis, Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder, New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano and Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Representing the NL is Colorado Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer...