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Power of Prince: Two big swings from Prince Fielder produced his 25th career multi-homer game and also propelled the Detroit Tigers to a huge 5-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. The first was a two-run shot that tied the game 3-3 in the sixth inning. Two innings later, Fielder would connect off left-hander reliever J.C. Romero for another two-run blast (estimated at 462 feet) and this one proved to be the difference in the game.
Miguel Cabrera, who homered himself in the first inning, also scored on both of Fielder's homers, meaning one-hundred percent of Detroit's offense was supplied by their all-star duo.
Boston punching bags: We know the New York Yankees love to play long ball, but they're doing so in historic fashion this season against the Boston Red Sox. In their 6-4 win on Friday night, the Bronx Bombers connected for five home runs, including the 250th of Derek Jeter's career. Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Nick Swisher with two bombs also contributed to the onslaught which, according to Elias, makes this the first time the Yankees have had two five-homer games against Boston in the same season. It's also the third time this season they've had at least four home runs against their archrivals.
[Video: Johan Santana's struggles continue]
No-hitter hangover: The struggles of Johan Santana continue and there appears to be no end in sight. In his latest dismal outing, the New York Mets southpaw was touched up for six runs in five innings in a 6-4 loss to the Washington Nationals. In the process, Santana became the first pitcher since Mike Hampton in 2001-02 to allow six or more runs in five straight outings — all five losing decisions — and has allowed a staggering 33 runs in 19 innings over that span.Read More »from The Juice: Prince Fielder’s two homers down the Orioles, Johan Santana’s struggles continue