April 30, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 101

Fielder powers Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Prince Fielder put Detroit ahead with a three-run homer, and as if on cue, Max Scherzer settled into a groove.

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Detroit Tigers’ Prince Fielder hits a three-run home run off Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey during the sixth inning in Detroit Monday.

That’s been the formula for these Tigers — starting pitching and power.

Fielder’s towering drive in the sixth inning lifted Detroit to its fourth straight victory Monday night, 4-3 over Minnesota.

The Twins led 3-1 before the slugging first baseman’s homer, and Scherzer struck out the last four men he faced in the seventh and eighth to help preserve the win.

“I was able to pitch ahead in the count, and I thought my fastball-changeup combination really all...