Game Wrap - Cleveland 8-5 Victors Over Royals
Kansas City dropped an 8-5 decision at Progressive Field on Friday as Cleveland legged out a win behind winning pitcher David Huff.
Cleveland was favored by -116 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
David Huff earned the victory for the Indians, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 0, and allowing 8 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Jason Kipnis in the win.
Kansas City's starting pitcher Will Smith worked 3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Alex Gordon in a losing cause.
Cleveland outhit their counterparts 16-11 in the game.
Chris Perez pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.