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Game Wrap - Kansas City 7-2 Victors Over Rays

Tampa Bay dropped a 7-2 decision at Tropicana Field on Friday as Kansas City legged out a win behind winning pitcher Luis Mendoza.

Kansas City won as a +151 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Kansas City got 6 innings from Luis Mendoza, who gave up 2 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 3. He earned the victory, while the Royals got 3 RBIs from Billy Butler in the win.

Tampa Bay got a 5 1/3-inning outing from Matt Moore in the loss. He gave up 5 earned runs, 4 walks and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Matthew Joyce had 2 hits in the loss for the Rays.

Kansas City enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-6 advantage in hits.