Nationals get pitcher Doug Fister in trade with Tigers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals Monday obtained pitcher Doug Fister from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for infielder Steve Lombardozzi and two young hurlers.
MLB: Detroit 7, Boston 3

MLB: Detroit 7, Boston 3

DETROIT, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Torii Hunter's two-run double highlighted a five-run second Wednesday that sent Detroit to a 7-3 win over Boston and deadlocked the ALCS at two games apiece.

MLB: Detroit 4, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Austin Jackson smashed the third of three Detroit homers in the fourth inning Tuesday and the Tigers clinched a post-season slot with a 4-2 win over Minnesota.
MLB: Detroit 5, Seattle 4

MLB: Detroit 5, Seattle 4

DETROIT, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Prince Fielder singled in one run and scored another in Detroit's two-run seventh Thursday that gave the Tigers a 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners.

MLB: Kansas City 1, Detroit 0

DETROIT, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Ervin Santana threw 6 2/3 shutout innings and Prince Fielder was thrown out at home on the final play Saturday in the Kansas City Royals' 1-0 win over Detroit.

MLB: Kansas City 5, Detroit 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Eric Hosmer clubbed a three-run homer Sunday and the Kansas City Royals kept their long shot playoff push alive with a 5-2 victory over Detroit.

MLB: Detroit 3, Boston 0

BOSTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Doug Fister fired seven innings of shutout ball Monday and the Detroit Tigers handcuffed Boston 3-0 in a meeting of American League pennant contenders.

MLB: Oakland 14, Detroit 4

DETROIT, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Brandon Moss had two home runs and six RBI to fuel a 21-hit Oakland attack Wednesday, sending the A's to a 14-4 rout of the Detroit Tigers.

MLB: Detroit 6, New York Mets 1

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer in a four-run second inning Friday, sparking Detroit to a 6-1 victory over the New York Mets.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit 2

CHICAGO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Chris Sale went the distance for a complete-game victory Monday and the Chicago White Sox rode his performance to a 6-2 win over Detroit.

MLB: Detroit 2, Chicago White Sox 1

DETROIT, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Doug Fister allowed a lone run over eight innings Friday in carrying Detroit to a 2-1 win that gave the Chicago White Sox their eighth straight loss.

MLB: Detroit 2, Philadelphia 1

DETROIT, July 26 (UPI) -- Alex Avila's two-run double put Detroit ahead in the fifth inning Friday and the Tigers held on to edge Philadelphia 2-1.

MLB: Detroit 4, Kansas City 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 21 (UPI) -- Doug Fister controlled the Royals over six innings and the Detroit Tigers backed him with a pair of homers Sunday in their 4-1 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Detroit 7, Texas 2

DETROIT, July 12 (UPI) -- Jhonny Peralta's two-RBI double highlighted a five-run first inning Friday and Detroit coasted to a 7-2 decision over Texas.

MLB: Boston 10, Detroit 6

DETROIT, June 21 (UPI) -- Shane Victorino had four of Boston's 17 hits Friday and drove in a season-best five runs, powering the Red Sox to a 10-6 decision over Detroit.
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Douglas Wildes Fister (born February 4, 1984) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. Fister bats left-handed, and throws right-handed. He was born in Merced, California and attended Golden Valley High School. For college, Fister attended Merced College, and later Fresno State University. Fister spent four seasons (2006–2009) in the Seattle Mariners minor league organization before being called-up by the Mariners in 2009.

Fister was born on February 4, 1984 to Larry and Jan Fister. Larry Fister is a fire captain who played football at Fresno State University from 1976 to 1977. Jan Fister is a homemaker. Fister has three siblings; his brother Jake, and his two sisters, Casey, and Wendy. Fister grew up in Merced, California where he recalls starting to play baseball at the age of "six or seven." He was a fan of the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants as a child. His favorite player was Cal Ripken, Jr. Fister also played soccer, football and basketball as a child. His middle name (Wildes) is "a family tradition" which he shares with his father and grandfather.

Fister attended Golden Valley High School. On the baseball team, Fister pitched, and was the team's utility player. He was a two-year letterman and a first-team All-Central California Conference selection his senior season. In his senior season, Fister batted .456 with one home run, and 12 RBIs. He also played basketball at Golden Valley High School, and lettered in that as well. In basketball, Fister was a first-team all-conference selection. Fister graduated in the same class at Golden Valley High School as professional catcher Dusty Ryan.

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