Dyson questions call on steal attempt

Dyson questions call on steal attempt

KANSAS CITY -- There was a downside to the three-run rally that gave the Royals a 3-1 victory over the Twins on Monday.

Jarrod Dyson, pinch-running for Billy Butler in the decisive eighth inning, tried to steal second base but was called out by umpire Brian O'Nora. Dyson thought he slid through the tag attempt by shortstop Pedro Florimon.

"Safe," Dyson said. "He dropped a leg on me, and I was going in feet-first no matter what. Unfortunately, he got the worst end of it, even though I got called out."

Florimon admitted that he was hurting a bit but that it was worth the pain for the out.

Manager Ned Yost questioned O'Nora about the call but seemed more interested in getting Dyson away from the umpire.

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