Scott Kazmir vs Ervin Santana Battle Sees Cleveland Fall 3-2
Kansas City grabbed a 3-2 win over Cleveland on Saturday, as Ervin Santana was credited with a win at Kauffman Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Royals were rewarded as -150 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 9.5.
Kansas City got 7 innings from Ervin Santana, who gave up 0 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Royals got 2 RBIs from Salvador Perez in the win.
Cleveland's starting pitcher Scott Kazmir worked 5 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Michael Brantley in a losing cause.
Cleveland enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-6 advantage in hits.
Greg Holland pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.