A costly defensive misplay keyed Detroit’s 3-2 win over the Royals in Fort Myers.
With Roger Nelson on the mound, Willie Wilson misplayed a fly ball off the bat of Tim Corcoran. The Tigers followed that with walks by Jerry Manuel and Steve Kemp. Jason Thompson drove in two runs with a single, and John Wockenfuss added an RBI double.
Kansas City fell to 8-7 in spring training with the loss.