ST. LOUIS -- Jarrod Dyson seemed to have eyes in the back of his head when he raced home with the game-ending run in Thursday night's 4-3 victory over the Brewers, the Royals' second straight walk-off win.
"I didn't know what was going on. I was running with my head up and I saw 'em throwing the ball in, and I kind of stopped at third," Dyson said. "But when I saw them relay the ball to second, I turned around and faced the field and shuffle-shuffled, and he bobbled it, and I was able to get to home plate," Dyson said.
Second baseman Rickie Weeks' bobble gave Dyson the inspiration he needed to gamble a bit.
"I was basically taking a chance right there. We had already tied it up, so that was a perfect opportunity to try to win it. Once he bobbled it, what's the worst that could happen? We go back out on the field," Dyson said. "If we're down one I don't know if I'd make that play or not. That's a big chance you take right there."
But he scooted in safely as Weeks' throw sailed wildly.
Dyson laughed as he recalled the big moment, and repeated his ungrammatical if apropos personal slogan: "That's what speed do."