J.A. Happ vs Luis Mendoza Battle Sees Kansas City Fall 8-4
Toronto got an 8-4 victory over Kansas City on Friday, with J.A. Happ earning the victory and helping Blue Jays moneyline bettors cash out.
Toronto was an underdog by +100 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
J.A. Happ earned the victory for the Blue Jays, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 3, and allowing 5 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Jose Reyes in the win.
Kansas City's starting pitcher Luis Mendoza worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 7 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Alex Gordon in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Toronto as they had 8 hits, while Kansas City only had 5.
Aaron Loup pitched the final 3 innings for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.