Toronto Drops Kansas City 4-1 - Match Report
Kansas City dropped a 4-1 decision at Rogers Centre on Wednesday as Toronto legged out a win behind winning pitcher Carlos Villanueva.
Toronto was favored by -142 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Carlos Villanueva earned the victory for the Blue Jays, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 0, and allowing 4 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Yunel Escobar in the win.
Kansas City got a 6-inning outing from Luis Mendoza in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 1 walk and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Alcides Escobar had 2 hits in the loss for the Royals.
The battle of the bats favored Toronto as they had 12 hits, while Kansas City only had 7.
The game was closed out by Casey Janssen who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.