Boston Falls 4-3 to Kansas City - Recap
|Boston Falls 4-3 to Kansas City - Recap|
Boston dropped a 4-3 decision at Fenway Park on Thursday as Kansas City legged out a win behind winning pitcher Luke Hochevar.
Kansas City was an underdog by +258 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Kansas City got 7 innings from Luke Hochevar, who gave up 2 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Royals got 3 RBIs from Billy Butler in the win.
Boston's starting pitcher Josh Beckett worked 7 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 8 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Adrian Gonzalez in a losing cause.
Joakim Soria pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Next game, Kansas City takes its act on the road to face Cleveland looking for another win. For Boston, they head on the road to face Chicago.