Chicago vs Kansas City Wrap - Kansas City Wins 7-2
Chicago dropped a 7-2 decision at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday as Kansas City legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jeff Francis.
Kansas City was an underdog by -104 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Kansas City got 6 innings from Jeff Francis, who gave up 2 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 2. He earned the victory, while the Royals got 3 RBIs from Billy Butler in the win.
Chicago got a 6 1/3-inning outing from Mark Buehrle in the loss. He gave up 6 earned runs, 2 walks and 15 hits in his time on the mound, while A.J. Pierzynski had 3 hits in the loss for the White Sox.
The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 16 hits, while Chicago only had 9.