Tampa Bay vs Kansas City Recap - Royals Over Rays 8-2
Kansas City got 7 innings of work from Bruce Chen en route to an 8-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals were a -110 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 9.5.
Kansas City got 7 innings from Bruce Chen, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Royals got 3 RBIs from Jeff Francoeur in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Chris Archer worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jeff Keppinger in a losing cause.
Kansas City enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-6 advantage in hits.