Putting aside their disappointing regular season series opener against the Twins, the Tigers opened up their home schedule with an 8-3 trouncing of the New York Yankees.
Doug Fister – who didn’t look his best – was good enough going five innings allowing three runs (all earned) on six hits while striking out and walking two. Drew Smyly shut things down in relief for a very impressive and nice bounce back outing going four innings allowing no runs, no hits and no walks. Smyly also struck out five earning the save.
The story of the game though was Prince Fielder who belted two home runs good for five RBIs in the victory. His first home run in 5th inning was a frozen rope that just cleared the right field wall which managed to knock some fan out sitting in the front row attempting to make the snag.
Fielders second home run came in the 7th inning which also scored Cabrera putting the game firmly out of reach.
But not only was Fielder good for the long-bombs Friday afternoon, he also flashed the leather early on.
h/t: Busted Coverage