Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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...
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