Kansas City Downed 8-4 By Oakland - Jeff Francis Takes Loss

Kansas City Downed 8-4 By Oakland - Jeff Francis Takes Loss

Gio Gonzalez struck out 10 batters as Oakland defeated Kansas City 8-4 in baseball wagering action Thursday at Overstock.com Coliseum.

Oakland was favored by -142 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Gio Gonzalez earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 10, walking 2, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Jemile Weeks in the win.

Kansas City got a 3 1/3-inning outing from Jeff Francis in the loss. He gave up 6 earned runs, 2 walks and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Melky Cabrera had 2 hits in the loss for the Royals.

The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 12 hits, while Kansas City only had 9.

Next game, Oakland takes its act home to face San Francisco looking for another win. For Kansas City, they head on the road to face St. Louis.