Kansas City Tops Cleveland 10-7 - Recap
Cleveland dropped a 10-7 decision at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday as Kansas City legged out a win behind winning pitcher Luke Hochevar.
Kansas City was favored by -140 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Luke Hochevar earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Lorenzo Cain in the win.
Cleveland's starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez worked 5 innings, giving up 3 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 4 hits from Michael Brantley in a losing cause.
Cleveland enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 12-6 advantage in hits.
Greg Holland pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Kansas City heads into a battle against Oakland. Cleveland, meanwhile, will have their next action against Detroit.