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Detroit Downed 9-5 By Kansas City - Max Scherzer Takes Loss

Detroit Downed 9-5 By Kansas City - Max Scherzer Takes Loss

Kansas City got a 9-5 victory over Detroit on Monday, with Luke Hochevar earning the victory and helping Royals moneyline bettors cash out.

Bettors who backed the Royals were rewarded as +160 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.

Kansas City got 7 innings from Luke Hochevar, who gave up 5 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Royals got 3 RBIs from Johnny Giavotella in the win.

Detroit got a 3-inning outing from Max Scherzer in the loss. He gave up 7 earned runs, 1 walk and 10 hits in his time on the mound, while Miguel Cabrera had 3 hits in the loss for the Tigers.

Kansas City outhit their counterparts 18-10 in the game.

The game was closed out by Blake Wood who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.