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Yost seeks speedier replays in future

DETROIT -- The Royals' first experience with instant replay consumed some time during Wednesday's 10-inning, 2-1 loss to the Tigers, who won two challenges.

The first challenge by Detroit manager Brad Ausmus took the umpires about three minutes to develop their ruling.

"It took a long time," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "I don't know why it took so long, because we had it right off the bat -- we had it before the umpire.

"That needs to go quicker. I don't know why it didn't, but it's like everything else. It's a new process, and it's evolving and it'll get quicker. It's going to take people time to get used to it. It's definitely different."

The second challenge went quicker, timed at just one minute.

From his vantage point, Yost was not certain of the outcome of each play. In the end, however, he seemed satisfied.

"At least they're getting the calls right," he said.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for
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