Royals manager Ned Yost challenged the call and, after an instant replay review in New York, his judgment was verified. The call was overturned for the third out.
Yost credited his replay coordinator, Bill Duplissea, with giving him quick information from his spot in front of the TV monitor.
"I called Billy and Billy said he was out," Yost said.
"He's on everything. He's not afraid to make a call, he's not afraid to challenge it. The whole thing is, you try not to screw up the pace of the game so I try to have my answer before I go out there. ... Today, I made it like halfway there and said I want to challenge it, and try to save as much time [as I can]."
That made Yost 7-5 in challenges under the new replay system.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.