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Baltimore vs Kansas City Wrap - Kansas City Wins 9-1

Kansas City got 7 innings of work from Bruce Chen en route to a 9-1 victory over Baltimore on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals were a -110 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 9.5.

Bruce Chen earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 2, and allowing 5 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Melky Cabrera in the win.

Baltimore's starting pitcher Chris Tillman worked 3 2/3 innings, giving up 10 hits and 8 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Nick Markakis in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 12 hits, while Baltimore only had 5.

Next game, Kansas City takes its act home to face Oakland looking for another win. For Baltimore, they head home to face Tampa Bay.