Game Wrap - Kansas City 11-6 Victors Over Athletics
Oakland pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Billy Butler and it cost them dearly in a 11-6 loss on Monday at O.co Coliseum.
Kansas City was an underdog by +149 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Greg Holland earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 1, walking 2, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Billy Butler in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher Rich Harden worked 5 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Jemile Weeks in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 15 hits, while Oakland only had 4.