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:
The Giants loaded the bases in the bottom of the second with two outs. One of the hits in the inning included a line drive by Gregor Blanco that hit Tigers pitcher Doug Fister in the head:
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.