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ARLINGTON -- For the first time in more than a week, Prince Fielder drove in a run Saturday. The Tigers cleanup hitter is hoping the RBI single that brought Torii Hunter home in the third inning of a 7-2 loss to the Rangers can get him back on track.

"It's definitely not going to hurt," Fielder said. "That's what I'm trying to do, just trying to hit the ball hard. That's the goal, to hit the ball hard and see what happens."

Prior to going 2-for-4 with three RBIs in Sunday's setback, Fielder was hitting .179 with two RBIs in his last 11 games and had as many hits (two) as strikeouts in his last 18 at-bats. He's hitting.242 with two home runs and 10 RBIs this month.

"It's just a week," Fielder said. "I've felt good. I just try to go out there and play hard every night. It doesn't matter how you feel."

Christian Corona is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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