Kansas City Drops Baltimore 8-6 - Match Report
Baltimore pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Alex Gordon and it cost them dearly in an 8-6 loss on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals were a -134 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.
James Shields earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 1, and allowing 9 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 6 RBIs from Alex Gordon in the win.
Baltimore's starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez worked 5 innings, giving up 8 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Manny Machado in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Baltimore as they had 12 hits, while Kansas City only had 11.
Greg Holland pitched the final 2/3 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Chicago. Baltimore will aim to get back on the winning track at Pittsburgh.