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6/23/2014 9:35 P.M. ET

'D' is for Dyson: Leaping grab at wall robs Puig

Hosmer also helps Royals with diving play for out at first base

KANSAS CITY -- Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie benefited from a fantastic play by center fielder Jarrod Dyson in the fourth inning against the Dodgers on Monday.

Dyson used his elite speed to track down a Yasiel Puig drive to straightaway center that promised extra bases off the bat. But Dyson robbed Puig as he crashed into the wall at near full-speed, securing the final out of the fourth.

Guthrie also received a superb defensive play from first baseman Eric Hosmer to end the second.

Hosmer made a diving stop to his left on an Andre Ethier hot shot down the line, quickly rose and dived to the bag, narrowly beating Ethier for the final out.

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