Kansas City Drops Oakland 3-2 - Match Report
Kansas City got 7 innings of work from Will Smith en route to a 3-2 victory over Oakland on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals were a +110 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Will Smith earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 1, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Billy Butler in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy worked 6 2/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Chris Carter in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 9 hits, while Oakland only had 6.
Greg Holland pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.