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Royals get close call at first overturned vs. Tigers

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DETROIT -- Kansas City manager Ned Yost challenged a call on a close play at first base, extending Tigers starter Max Scherzer's already lengthy second inning during the Royals' 11-4 victory at Comerica Park on Tuesday night.

With nobody out and four runs already in, Jarrod Dyson dropped down a bunt that was fielded by Scherzer. First-base umpire D.J. Reyburn ruled that Dyson was out at first on Scherzer's throw to Miguel Cabrera.

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Yost quickly decided to challenge, and after a review of 2 minutes and 15 seconds, the call was overturned. Dyson became the sixth of eight consecutive Royals to reach base to start the inning, which saw Kansas City score seven runs for a 7-0 lead.

After the game, Scherzer said he could tell from the replay board that Dyson was safe, and felt that the decision could have come sooner.

"That's where I guess, as players, we're confused," Scherzer said. "You just, as players, like to know why there's an extra delay in there."

Scherzer added that the time between the review and the final call had no impact on his performance.

Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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