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Game Wrap - Kansas City 2-1 Victors Over Rangers

Kansas City got 2/3 innings of work from Luke Hochevar en route to a 2-1 victory over Texas on Friday at Kauffman Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Royals were rewarded as -129 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.

Kansas City got 7 1/3 innings from Ervin Santana, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 4. Luke Hochevar earned the victory, while the Royals got 1 RBI from Justin Maxwell in the win.

Texas' starting pitcher Martin Perez worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Ian Kinsler in a losing cause.

Kansas City outhit their counterparts 9-5 in the game.

Greg Holland pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.