Prince Fielder figured a few hits were about to come his way.
Fielder connected for a go-ahead, three-run homer in the fifth inning and added a soaring, two-run shot in the seventh to lift the Detroit Tigers to an 8-3 win over the New York Yankees on Friday.
He hit his first two home runs of the season before a crowd of 45,051, the most to attend an opening-day game in the 14 years of Comerica Park.
A few hours before the first pitch, Tigers manager Jim Leyland insisted he wasn't worried about how poorly his team fared at the plate in their season-opening series.
''This team is going to hit,'' Leyland said Friday morning. ''If it doesn't, I would be totally shocked.''
Fielder had the 25th multihomer game of his career -- his third with the Tigers -- and joined Kirk Gibson and Dmitri Young as the three Tigers who hit at least two homers and had at least five RBI in a home opener.
Fielder had just two hits in Minnesota, where Detroit lost a three-game series after averaging fewe...