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. "I didn't think you could get a save going four innings, but it's pretty cool.
"I'm glad I got it. I got a win and my first save against the Yankees."
Smyly got a spot in the bullpen to open the season because manager Jim Leyland considers him one of the team's 12 best pitchers.
Smyly also pitched Monday, on Opening Day in Minnesota, but never looked comfortable with his command.
He looked extremely comfortable Friday.
"After the first inning or two, I knew everything was going good," Smyly said. "I had a good feel for my fastball, trying to throw strikes. The lineup's filled with lefties, so it was a good opportunit...