Fielder doubles in 1st at-bat, Tigers win

Associated Press  |  Last updated March 02, 2012
Prince Fielder doubled in his first Detroit at-bat and the Tigers beat Florida Southern 11-1 Friday in an exhibition game against a local college team. Fielder, signed by the Tigers after slugger Victor Martinez was injured during the offseason, later scored on a single by Delmon Young that gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead. Miguel Cabrera, shifted from first base to third to make room for Fielder, stopped a hard-hit ball and threw out the hitter. Cabrera said he felt comfortable playing at third and the transition wasn't hard. Non-roster outfielder Matt Young, who played 20 games for Atlanta last season, went 3 for 3 and scored two runs. Andy Oliver, who started two games for the Tigers last season, struck out six and gave up one hit in three innings.
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