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Kansas City Tops Cleveland 5-2 - Recap

Cleveland dropped a 5-2 decision at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday as Kansas City legged out a win behind winning pitcher Luis Mendoza.

Kansas City was an underdog by +103 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 9.5.

Kansas City got 7 1/3 innings from Luis Mendoza, who gave up 2 earned runs on 4 hits, while striking out 3. He earned the victory, while the Royals got 1 RBI from Alex Gordon in the win.

Cleveland's starting pitcher Zach McAllister worked 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jack Hannahan in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 6 hits, while Cleveland only had 5.

The game was closed out by Greg Holland who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.