The boos didn’t seem to affect Prince Fielder.
It was a playoff game, at home and a cold, wet Comerica Park crowd had grown tired of seeing their high-priced slugger ground out yet again.
When he shot a ground ball to Dustin Pedroia in the fifth inning on Thursday, the fans made sure to make their displeasure known, showering him with the kind of disaffection that would seem strange with the Tigers trying to keep from going down 3-2 in the American League Championship Series.
The way things have gone for Fielder in the ALCS, though, he had more things to be concerned with than how the crowd reacts. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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