Kansas City Downed 5-4 By Texas - Jeremy Jeffress Takes Loss
Texas needed extra innings to claim victory on Wednesday, scoring late against Kansas City for a 5-4 final at Kauffman Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Rangers were rewarded as -123 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.
Arthur Rhodes earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 2/3 innings of work, striking out 0, walking 1, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Adrian Beltre in the win.
Kansas City's starting pitcher D Duffy worked 4 innings, giving up 4 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Wilson Betemit in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 9 hits, while Texas only had 8.
Mark Lowe pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.