Kansas City Drops Los Angeles 11-4 - Match Report
Billy Butler drove in 5 runs as his Royals defeated Los Angeles 11-4 at Angel Stadium.
Kansas City won as a +132 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 9.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Kansas City got 6 innings from Luis Mendoza, who gave up 3 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Royals got 5 RBIs from Billy Butler in the win.
Los Angeles' starting pitcher Joe Blanton worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 12 hits and 7 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Josh Hamilton in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 19 hits, while Los Angeles only had 9.
The game was closed out by Luke Hochevar who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 3 hits, 0 walks and fanned 4 batters to earn the save.