Joaquin Benoit Tagged With Loss in Tigers-Royals Match
Detroit dropped a 3-2 decision at Comerica Park on Wednesday as Kansas City legged out a win behind winning pitcher Tim Collins.
Bettors who backed the Royals were rewarded as +258 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Kansas City got 5 innings from Jonathan Sanchez, who gave up 0 earned runs on 1 hit, while striking out 2. Tim Collins earned the victory, while the Royals got 1 RBI from Eric Hosmer in the win.
Detroit got an 8-inning outing from Justin Verlander in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 1 walk and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Alex Avila had 2 hits in the loss for the Tigers.
The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 8 hits, while Detroit only had 5.
Jonathan Broxton pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against New York. Detroit will aim to get back on the winning track vs Chicago.