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Kansas City Downed 8-7 By Texas - Bruce Chen Takes Loss

C.J. Wilson reached double figures in strikeouts, fanning 10 Royals en route to an 8-7 win over Kansas City on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark.

Bettors who backed the Rangers were rewarded as -200 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 9.5.

Texas got 7 innings from C.J. Wilson, who gave up 4 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 10. He earned the victory, while the Rangers got 3 RBIs from David Murphy in the win.

Kansas City's starting pitcher Bruce Chen worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Mike Aviles in a losing cause.

Kansas City outhit their counterparts 12-11 in the game.

Arthur Rhodes pitched the final 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.

Texas looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Toronto. Kansas City will aim to get back on the winning track at Cleveland.