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Yost, Scioscia go 0-for-2 with challenges in finale

Yost, Scioscia go 0-for-2 with challenges in finale

ANAHEIM -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia challenged a call at home plate after his team's seventh-inning rally against the Royals on Sunday at Angel Stadium, and the out ruling at home plate on Albert Pujols stood after review.

The Angels drew even with the Royals after plating three in the frame, and went on to win, 4-3, thanks to an eighth-inning homer by Chris Iannetta.

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In the seventh, the Angels plated their second and third runs on a two-strike, two-run single by David Freese against reliever Kelvin Herrera. C.J. Cron then lined a single to right. Lorenzo Cain came up firing, and Pujols, coming from second base, was ruled out by umpire Mike Muchlinski on a tag by catcher Salvador Perez.

After review, the call stood and the inning was over. Scioscia is 7-7 in challenges this season.

Earlier, Royals manager Ned Yost challenged an out call made by second-base umpire Andy Fletcher on a first-inning steal attempt by Jarrod Dyson. After review, the call on the field also stood.

Dyson made a head-first slide and beat the throw to shortstop Erick Aybar. As Dyson's hand came off the bag, he tried to get his foot on it, but Aybar tagged him just before he could.

Yost is 5-4 on challenges this season, but has lost the past two, both in this series.

Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. Earl Bloom is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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