Kansas City vs Philadelphia Game Final 9-8 - James Shields Earns Win
|Kansas City vs Philadelphia Game Final 9-8 - James Shields Earns Win|
Kansas City had a 7-RBI day from Billy Butler on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park as the Royals defeated Philadelphia 9-8 in baseball action.
The Royals were a +106 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.
James Shields earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 0, and allowing 10 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 7 RBIs from Billy Butler in the win.
Philadelphia's starting pitcher Cole Hamels worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 8 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 4 hits from Michael Young in a losing cause.
Philadelphia enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 15-13 advantage in hits.
Kelvin Herrera pitched the final 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Minnesota. Philadelphia will aim to get back on the winning track vs New York.