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Luke Hochevar Tagged With Loss in Athletics-Royals Match

Kansas City dropped a 2-1 decision at Overstock.com Coliseum on Wednesday as Oakland legged out a win behind winning pitcher Joshua Outman.

Oakland won as a -145 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Oakland got 7 innings from Joshua Outman, who gave up 0 earned runs on 4 hits, while striking out 2. He earned the victory, while the Athletics got 1 RBI from Cliff Pennington in the win.

Kansas City's starting pitcher Luke Hochevar worked 7 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Alcides Escobar in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 7 hits, while Oakland only had 5.

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