Royals topple Rockies

Brian Bannister tossed a four-hit shutout through seven innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Colorado Rockies 9-2 in the opener of a three-game inter-league series at Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City won the game as +100 underdogs, while the teams played UNDER the posted over/under (9.5) set by sportsbooks.

Jose Guillen cracked two home runs and drove in three runs to lead the Royals, while Bannister moved to 3-3 overall with the win.

Jason Hammel gave up five runs off six hits in 6 2-3 innings in a losing effort for the Rockies.