Tigers Beat Yankees 8-3, To Win Home Opener

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DETROT, Mich – Prince Fielder hit a pair of home runs and Alex Avila also homered as the Tigers beat the Yankees 8-3 to win their home opener.

Detorit trailed New York 3-2 in the bottom of the 5th inning when Fielder lined a 3-run homer over the fence in right.  Avila’s home run came in the 6th and was a solo shot that put the Tigers ahead 6-3.  Fielder hit a 2-run homer in the 7th to secure the win.

Doug Fister worked 5 innings allowing 3 runs all earned to get the win.  Drew Smyly came out of the bullpen to throw 4 scorless innings and record his first career save.

The Tigers and Yankees will do it again tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Comerica Park on FOX 17.

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