Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Prince Fielder hit two home runs and had five
RBI and Alex Avila added a solo shot as the Detroit Tigers downed the New
York Yankees, 8-3, on Friday in a rematch of the 2012 American League
The last time New York played at Comerica Park the Tigers swept the postseason
series in four games before San Francisco returned the favor and swept Detroit
in the World Series.
Miguel Cabrera had an RBI and scored two runs and Omar Infante finished with
two hits, one run scored and an RBI for Detroit, which hasn't lost a home
opener since 2008. Starter Doug Fister (1-0) tossed five innings and allowed
three runs on six hits while striking out two in his season debut.
Detroit dropped two of three in its season opening series versus Minnesota.
New York starter Ivan Nova (0-1) lasted 4 2/3 innings and gave up four runs on
five hits while striking out five batters in defeat. The righty was left off
the postseason roster last season after going 12-8 with a 5.02 ERA in 28
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