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Royals win challenge on overturned pickoff play

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DETROIT -- Thanks to an instant replay challenge, Royals right-hander James Shields recorded his 31st career pickoff and his fourth this season.

Ian Kinsler was at first base after opening the Tigers' first inning in Wednesday night's 3-0 win for the Royals with a single. Shields threw over to first baseman Eric Hosmer, who applied the tag, but umpire John Tumpane called Kinsler safe.

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DETROIT -- Thanks to an instant replay challenge, Royals right-hander James Shields recorded his 31st career pickoff and his fourth this season.

Ian Kinsler was at first base after opening the Tigers' first inning in Wednesday night's 3-0 win for the Royals with a single. Shields threw over to first baseman Eric Hosmer, who applied the tag, but umpire John Tumpane called Kinsler safe.

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Royals manager Ned Yost challenged the decision and won. The New York review concluded that Kinsler was out and overturned the call. That gave the Royals a 21-12 record under the new challenge system.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com.

Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals