Kansas City Drops Cleveland 5-3 - Match Report
|Kansas City Drops Cleveland 5-3 - Match Report|
Kansas City got a 5-3 victory over Cleveland on Saturday, with Will Smith earning the victory and helping Royals moneyline bettors cash out.
The Royals were a -139 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Kansas City got 7 innings from Will Smith, who gave up 2 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Royals got 1 RBI from Alcides Escobar in the win.
Cleveland's starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Shin-Soo Choo in a losing cause.
Cleveland enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-9 advantage in hits.
Kelvin Herrera pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.