Fielder lifts Tigers to 3-2 win over Reds
Saturday, June 9, 2012
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Prince Fielder homered before driving in the tie-breaking run with a two-out single in the eighth inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.
Brennan Boesch started Detroit's two-out rally against Sean Marshall (1-3) with a double off the wall in center field. After Miguel Cabrera was intentionally walked, Fielder softly lined a single to center and Boesch slid across the plate just ahead of Chris Heisey's strong throw.
Brayan Villareal (2-1) pitched a scoreless seventh inning to earn the win before a crowd of 42,443, the largest non-Opening Day, regular-season crowd in the 10-year history of Great American Ball Park.
Joaquin Benoit pitched a perfect eighth and Jose Valverde duplicated the effort in the ninth for his 11th save.