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Recap - Kansas City Defeats Cleveland 5-1

Recap - Kansas City Defeats Cleveland 5-1

Kansas City got 8 innings of work from Luke Hochevar en route to a 5-1 victory over Cleveland on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Royals were rewarded as -132 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.

Kansas City got 8 innings from Luke Hochevar, who gave up 0 earned runs on 3 hits, while striking out 8. He earned the victory, while the Royals got 2 RBIs from Jeff Francoeur in the win.

Cleveland's starting pitcher David Huff worked 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Ezequiel Carrera in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 8 hits, while Cleveland only had 3.