"[The umpire] kind of did me a favor by not throwing me out there," Yost admitted. "My interpretation was that he didn't step off [the rubber] but the replay and the naked eye clearly showed that he stepped off. That's one of those plays where they don't talk to you about it. You're not allowed to argue a balk, it's automatic ejection, so they kind of did me a favor right there."
Yost was allowed to return to the dugout and continue managing in what became a 4-1 loss.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.