Luke Hochevar vs Jake Peavy Battle Sees Kansas City Fall 5-4
Chicago grabbed a 5-4 win over Kansas City on Saturday, as Jesse Crain was credited with a win at U.S. Cellular Field.
Chicago was favored by -145 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Chicago got 6 2/3 innings from Jake Peavy, who gave up 4 earned runs on 9 hits, while striking out 6. Jesse Crain earned the victory, while the White Sox got 2 RBIs from Paul Konerko in the win.
Kansas City's starting pitcher Luke Hochevar worked 6 innings, giving up 8 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Melky Cabrera in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 11 hits, while Chicago only had 9.
The game was closed out by Chris Sale who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.