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Jake Peavy vs Luke Hochevar Battle Sees Chicago Fall 6-3

Alcides Escobar swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 3 runs as his Royals defeated Chicago 6-3 at Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City was an underdog by +112 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

Kansas City got 5 innings from Luke Hochevar, who gave up 3 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 4. Greg Holland earned the victory, while the Royals got 3 RBIs from Alcides Escobar in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Jake Peavy worked 7 innings, giving up 12 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Alejandro De Aza in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 12 hits, while Chicago only had 8.

Jonathan Broxton pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.