Bruce Chen vs Brandon Morrow Battle Sees Toronto Fall 6-4
|Bruce Chen vs Brandon Morrow Battle Sees Toronto Fall 6-4|
Kansas City grabbed a 6-4 win over Toronto on Tuesday, as Bruce Chen was credited with a win at Rogers Centre.
The Royals were a +185 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Bruce Chen earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 7 2/3 innings of work, striking out 9, walking 1, and allowing 4 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Johnny Giavotella in the win.
Toronto's starting pitcher Brandon Morrow worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 11 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Yunel Escobar in a losing cause.
Kansas City enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 16-6 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Joakim Soria who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 2 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.