Dyson gets call over Cain against lefty Milone

Dyson gets call over Cain against lefty Milone

MINNEAPOLIS -- Royals manager Ned Yost made an unusual lineup move for Sunday's game against the Twins' starting pitcher, left-hander Tommy Milone.

Yost used left-handed-hitting Jarrod Dyson in center field instead of right-handed-hitting Lorenzo Cain.

Solid reason: Milone has actually been hit better by left-handed batters (.274) than righties (.263) in his career.

"He's kind of a poor man's [Tom] Glavine," Yost said. "Eight-eight miles an hour, sinker away, changeup, and is really good at it. Real good changeup and lefties kind of take that changeup away a little bit. Lorenzo's 0-for-9 against him lifetime and after four punchouts last night ..."

Cain had four strikeouts in four at-bats in Saturday night's 4-1 loss to the Twins.

Milone was making his first start at Target Field for the Twins after being obtained from Oakland for outfielder Sam Fuld at the non-waiver Trade Deadline.

As it turned out, Milone lasted just 1 1/3 innings and gave up seven runs in the second. He walked Dyson the only time he faced him.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. Jackson Alexander is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.