Cain's stellar running catch impresses Yost

Cain's stellar running catch impresses Yost

KANSAS CITY -- Lorenzo Cain's running catch in right field to end an Angels uprising in the fifth inning on Friday night still had Royals manager Ned Yost awed on Saturday morning.

"I don't know how he caught it," Yost said.

The Angels had four runs in, cutting the Royals' lead to what would be a final score of 8-6, with two out and two runners on base when Howie Kendrick connected with a drive to right-center. Cain got to it for the catch, keeping the potential tying runs from scoring.

"He got a phenomenal jump on it," Yost said. "He was gone at the crack of the bat and closed ground. I don't know how he caught it, just spectacular athleticism."

Yost classed that kind of catch with those in the heyday of such outfielders as Andruw Jones, Carlos Beltran and Jim Edmonds.

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