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Scott Diamond Tagged With Loss in Royals-Twins Match

Kansas City got a 7-3 victory over Minnesota on Saturday, with Luis Mendoza earning the victory and helping Royals moneyline bettors cash out.

Bettors who backed the Royals were rewarded as -124 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 9.5.

Luis Mendoza earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 2, and allowing 7 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Lorenzo Cain in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher Scott Diamond worked 6 innings, giving up 10 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Chris Parmelee in a losing cause.

Kansas City outhit their counterparts 16-8 in the game.

Aaron Crow pitched the final 2 innings for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.