Jacoby Jones hit a three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday to break a 2-2 tie and propel the Tigers to a 7-2 win over Florida Southern in their exhibition opener.
The Tigers obtained Jones at the trade deadline last season in the trade that sent Joakim Soria to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He is in the midst of a 50-game suspension after his second positive test for a drug of abuse, but he is permitted to play in spring games.
The Tigers open Grapefruit League play today when they take on the Pirates in Lakeland.
First pitch is 1:05 p.m.
Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports