GIF: Prince Fielder scores from first base, gets tagged in the face

Gregory Shamus

He was probably out, but Prince Fielder was called safe at the plate on a double by Victor Martinez to give the Tigers a 5-4 lead today.

Last Saturday, Jim Leyland was ridiculed for leaving Prince Fielder in after leading off the ninth inning of a one-run game with a walk. Fielder, running from first, was tagged out at the plate on a perfect relay by the Kansas City Royals. True story: I yelled "NO!" in response to the play while watching the game on my phone in a crowded subway station just after a stranger had asked me a question. It wasn't fun.

Anyway, Prince redeemed himself today... sort of. Here he is scoring from first on a Victor Martinez double.

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This made the score 5-4 in favor of the Tigers, and Prince was understandably fired up.

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However, replays showed he was out when he got tagged in the face (IN THE FACE!) by Mariners catcher Mike Zunino.

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