Recap - Kansas City Defeats Cleveland 5-3
|Recap - Kansas City Defeats Cleveland 5-3|
Cleveland dropped a 5-3 decision at Progressive Field on Sunday as Kansas City legged out a win behind winning pitcher Danny Duffy.
The Royals were a +113 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Kansas City got 5 innings from Danny Duffy, who gave up 2 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Royals got 1 RBI from Alex Gordon in the win.
Cleveland's starting pitcher Fausto Carmona worked 7 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Asdrubal Cabrera in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Cleveland as they had 10 hits, while Kansas City only had 9.
The game was closed out by Joakim Soria who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 1 walk and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.
Next game, Kansas City takes its act home to face Baltimore looking for another win. For Cleveland, they head on the road to face Boston.