Royals manager Ned Yost said Young "was awesome. Really good."
"The good thing about him was we wanted to get his pitch count to 75. He got to 78. He got that [first] out in the fifth inning. I went out and told him, "Cy, you've exceeded your pitch count. [Pitching coach] Dave [Eiland] is getting a little nervous.
"And Chris says, 'Does Dave know I'm throwing a no-hitter?'"
Young, of course, was joking.
"I felt really good, though," Young said.
Left-hander Alex Wood, also expected to be a No. 4 starter, went four innings for the Dodgers and gave up six hits and three runs, while walking none and striking out four.
Dodgers up next: After a day off on Wednesday, Clayton Kershaw -- who has dealt with a foul bunt off his foot and a rear-end fender bender in the last few days -- starts for the Dodgers against Trevor Bauer and the Indians Thursday night in a 7:05 p.m. PT start in Goodyear. Scott Van Slyke, who has missed three games with a sore hip flexor, is expected to return to game action.
Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.