• Pair of Prince homers power Tigers in home opener

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Apr 5, 2013
    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 RBIs in a home opener. This is what the Tigers' collection of power bats can do, turn a season-opening hitting slump into a blip. The second was more of the majestic nature, which is befitting of a Prince, as Fielder crushed Shawn Kelley's breaking ball halfway to the Canadian border for two more runs and his 25th career multi-homer game. Yankees manager Joe Girardi elected to pull starter Ivan Nova in part due to his 96 pitches, but also to set up the left-on-left matchup with a pitcher who had limited Fielder to a single in five at-bats.
    Source: MLB.com
    • Prince does it all: Tigers’ Fielder smashes two homers, flashes leather in home opening victory

      The Detroit Tigers offense could only muster eight runs and three extra-base hits (all doubles) while dropping two out of three to the Minnesota Twins at Target Field this week. They only needed one game in the comfortable surroundings of Comerica Park …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Fielder goes long twice as Tigers rip Yanks

      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.
      Source: ESPN.com

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