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Bruce Chen Tagged With Loss in Indians-Royals Match

Corey Kluber struck out 11 batters as Cleveland defeated Kansas City 5-1 in baseball wagering action Thursday at Progressive Field.

Cleveland was favored by -128 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Corey Kluber earned the victory for the Indians, throwing 9 innings of work, striking out 11, walking 0, and allowing 4 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Asdrubal Cabrera in the win.

Kansas City got a 4 1/3-inning outing from Bruce Chen in the loss. He gave up 5 earned runs, 1 walk and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Jarrod Dyson had 2 hits in the loss for the Royals.

The battle of the bats favored Cleveland as they had 7 hits, while Kansas City only had 4.

Cleveland heads into a battle against San Francisco. Kansas City, meanwhile, will have their next action against Baltimore.