Manager Ned Yost challenged and the call was overturned. Taveras was the second out and Moustakas was saved an error on the throw. It took 2:05 for New York replay central to sort it out.
After the Royals notched an 8-7 victory, Yost pointed out how important it was to win that challenge.
"It did save us a run there. I think [Jhonny] Peralta came up and hit a double in the next at-bat," Yost said.
"But our replay analyst [Bill Duplissea] is as good as they come. That's all Billy, that's not me. I sit there and wait for a phone call. I can't tell from where I'm standing."
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.