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Jesse Crain Tagged With Loss in Royals-White Sox Match

Chicago dropped a 4-3 decision at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday as Kansas City legged out a win behind winning pitcher Greg Holland.

Kansas City won as a -111 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Greg Holland earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 0, walking 0, and allowing 1 hit and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Johnny Giavotella in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Francisco Liriano worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from A.J. Pierzynski in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 9 hits, while Kansas City only had 7.

Next game, Kansas City takes its act home to face Cleveland looking for another win. For Chicago, they head on the road to face Los Angeles.