Prince Fielder took another massive swing and sent a drive to right that made Comerica Park look like a Little League field.
The homer helped the Tigers finish a three-game sweep of Kansas City entering the All-Star break - and sent a reminder to the rest of the AL Central that there's a sleeping giant in Motown.
After reaching the AL championship series last year, Detroit was considered a lock for the playoffs by many after signing Fielder to a $214 million, nine-year contract in the offseason. The Tigers have struggled - even after winning five straight, they trail the first-place Chicago White Sox by 3 1/2 games - but don't blame Detroit's burly new first baseman. He has adjusted to his new surroundings and performed pretty much as expected.
''The baseball part's the same,'' Fielder said. ''It's just everything's different when you've been playing somewhere for seven years and you come somewhere else. That's the different...