The call was overturned after a review of two minutes and five seconds.
Alexei Ramirez then flied out to left and Jose Abreu struck out to end the inning.
The Royals eventually pulled out a 6-3 victory to take over the top American League Wild Card and trim their magic number to reach the postseason to one.
Daniel Kramer is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.