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Kansas City vs Cleveland Recap - Royals Over Indians 8-2

Kansas City used a 2-HR day from Billy Butler on Wednesday at Progressive Field as the Royals defeated Cleveland 8-2 in baseball action.

Kansas City won as a +133 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Luke Hochevar earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 3, and allowing 4 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Alex Gordon in the win.

Cleveland got a 6-inning outing from Ubaldo Jimenez in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 3 walks and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Michael Brantley had 1 hit in the loss for the Indians.

The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 11 hits, while Cleveland only had 5.