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Kansas City Falls 8-4 to Minnesota - Recap

Minnesota moneyline bettors cashed on Thursday courtesy of an 8-4 win against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field.

Minnesota won as a -142 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Francisco Liriano earned the victory for the Twins, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 2, and allowing 7 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Joe Mauer in the win.

Kansas City's starting pitcher Bruce Chen worked 5 innings, giving up 9 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Melky Cabrera in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Minnesota as they had 13 hits, while Kansas City only had 9.