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Kansas City Tops Tampa Bay 10-4 - Recap

Tampa Bay dropped a 10-4 decision at Kauffman Stadium on Friday as Kansas City legged out a win behind winning pitcher Luke Hochevar.

The Royals were a -108 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 9.5.

Luke Hochevar earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 5 1/3 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 3, and allowing 6 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Melky Cabrera in the win.

Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Wade Davis worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 11 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Johnny Damon in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 16 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 9.