Tigers beat Florida Southern in exhibition game

Tigers beat Florida Southern in exhibition game
Posted at 5:01 PM, Feb 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-22 17:01:00-05

LAKELAND, Fla. (WXYZ) -- Alex Wilson struck out five batters over two scoreless innings and the Detroit Tigers beat Florida Southern University 6-1 Thursday in an exhibition game at Joker Marchant Stadium.

Right fielder Victor Reyes put Detroit on the board in the 7th inning with an RBI double. The following batter, third baseman Harold Castro, drove in two runs on a triple to center field.

The Tigers added a pair of runs in the 8th inning on an RBI double by Alexi Amarista and a Jim Adduci RBI single.

Detroit opens Grapefruit League play Friday afternoon against the New York Yankees.