The Tigers had the best scoring opportunity of the game in the second inning. Prince Fielder led off the inning getting on base after he was hit by a pitch from Giants starter Madison Bumgarner. Delmon Young followed with a double to left field and Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont waved Fielder home, trying to score him from first base. Fielder was thrown out at home on a close play:
Tigers medical staff administered concussion tests to Fister on the field, but he was deemed OK and he stayed in the game. Fister walked the next batter he faced, Brandon Crawford, before inducing the pop-up from Bumgarner to end the inning. He retired the Giants in order in the third inning.