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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 ...
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DETROIT -- Never underestimate the power of Prince Fielder.
The Tigers' first baseman hit two home runs in the team's home opener against the New York Yankees Friday afternoon.
The first home run, off left-hander Boone Logan, appeared to hit a fan in right field, knocking him out.
The knockout home run, which happened in the bottom of the fifth, gave the Tigers a 5-3 lead.
Prince Fielder, from the grassy knoll: Ball vs fan. [Guyism]
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DETROIT (AP) -- Prince Fielder hit 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 in the Comerica Park opener.
Fielder connected for his first two home runs of the season before a crowd of 45,051, the most on opening day in the 14 years of Comerica Park...
Prince Fielder hit 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 in the Comerica Park opener.
Fielder connected for his first two home runs of the season before a crowd of 45,051, the most on opening day in the 14 years of Comerica Park.
Doug Fister (1...
Nova struggled in 4.2 innings, giving up 4.
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Opening Day in Detroit. It’s a holiday truly on par with Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and any other designated celebratory moment the calender might offer. For the second straight year, the Detroit Tigers didn’t disappoint their festive fans while taking on a tough foe from the American League East. A big day from Prince Fielder and clutch...
DETROIT -- Prince Fielder will get the headlines and highlights for his two home runs, but the Tigers had an unsung hero Friday.
Drew Smyly struck out five and didn't allow a hit in the 8-3 win over the New York Yankees, pitching four scoreless innings for his first major-league save.
"I didn't even realize it until someone told me after the game," Smyly said...
The Detroit Tigers signed their former closer Jose Valverde on Thursday to a minor league deal, he will report to Lakeland, Fla.
“We love Papa Grande. He’s been fantastic for this organization," general manager Dave Dombrowski said
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