Doug Fister vs Bruce Chen Battle Sees Seattle Fall 5-1
Kansas City got 8 innings of work from Bruce Chen en route to a 5-1 victory over Seattle on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Royals were rewarded as -127 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 9.5.
Bruce Chen earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 1, walking 1, and allowing 6 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Alex Gordon in the win.
Seattle's starting pitcher Doug Fister worked 7 innings, giving up 8 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Ichiro Suzuki in a losing cause.
Kansas City enjoyed an edge at the plate with an 8-6 advantage in hits.