Houston Falls 2-1 Against Kansas City - Game Recap
Houston dropped a 2-1 decision at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday as Kansas City legged out a win behind winning pitcher Bruce Chen.
Kansas City was favored by -122 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Kansas City got 5 2/3 innings from Bruce Chen, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Royals got 1 RBI from Yuniesky Betancourt in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Jordan Lyles worked 7 innings, giving up 3 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from J.D. Martinez in a losing cause.
Houston outhit their counterparts 8-4 in the game.
The game was closed out by Jonathan Broxton who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 2 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.
Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against St. Louis. Houston will aim to get back on the winning track vs Cleveland.