Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Prince Fielder went 2-for-4 with and RBI double and Omar Infante added two hits and an RBI as the Detroit Tigers edged the Minnesota Twins, 4-2, in the season opener for both teams at Target Field.
Miguel Cabrera added an RBI and scored once and Torii Hunter had a pair of hits, including a double, in his debut for the Tigers, who were swept in four games in the 2012 World Series by the San Francisco Giants last season.
Justin Verlander (1-0), just days removed from signing a five-year $140 million extension, scattered three hits and struck out seven over five scoreless frames.
Phil Coke retired the final two batters in the ninth to pick up the save.
Ryan Doumit had an RBI and Trevor Plouffe scored on a wild pitch for the Twins, who finished a dismal 66-96 last season.
Vance Worley (0-1) allowed three runs on eight hits and struck out three over six innings to absorb the loss.