Wade Davis vs Max Scherzer Battle Sees Kansas City Fall 7-5
Kansas City dropped a 7-5 decision at Comerica Park on Wednesday as Detroit legged out a win behind winning pitcher Max Scherzer.
Bettors who backed the Tigers were rewarded as -172 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.
Max Scherzer earned the victory for the Tigers, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 3, and allowing 7 hits and 5 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Victor Martinez in the win.
Kansas City's starting pitcher Wade Davis worked 3 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Alcides Escobar in a losing cause.
Detroit enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-8 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Jose Valverde who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.