- Associated Press - Thursday, October 25, 2012

A frustrating fourth inning for Detroit.

Omar Infante led off with an infield single and Miguel Cabrera got ahead in the count before smoking a line drive that was caught by third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

Cabrera pounded his chest once and looked up toward the sky.

Prince Fielder flied out to the left-field warning track and Infante was picked off when he tried to steal second.


The umpires have been terrific tonight.

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Somehow, Doug Fister appears to be OK.

Gregor Blanco hit a line drive right off the side of Fister’s head in the second inning. The ball caromed high in the air and landed in center field for a single.

Fister, however, never went down and never appeared to be hurt.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland, pitching coach Jeff Jones and a trainer all came out to check on Fister, who said he was fine.

Very, very fortunate.

Game is still scoreless after three innings.

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Early mistake by the Tigers, who squandered a chance at a big inning with some overly aggressive baserunning.

Fielder was hit by a pitch to open the second and Delmon Young grounded a double inside third base. Chugging around the bases, the hefty Fielder was waved home by third base coach Gene Lamont and cut down on a close play at the plate.

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