Game Wrap - Kansas City 5-4 Victors Over Rays
Kansas City needed extra innings to claim victory on Saturday, scoring late against Tampa Bay for a 5-4 final at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City was an underdog by +100 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Kansas City got 5 innings from Jeff Francis, who gave up 3 earned runs on 9 hits, while striking out 6. Joakim Soria earned the victory, while the Royals got 3 RBIs from Mike Moustakas in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Jeff Niemann worked 6 innings, giving up 7 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Desmond Jennings in a losing cause.
Tampa Bay outhit their counterparts 11-10 in the game.