Kansas City Downed 5-2 By Los Angeles - Luke Hochevar Takes Loss

Kansas City Downed 5-2 By Los Angeles - Luke Hochevar Takes Loss

Los Angeles got a 5-2 victory over Kansas City on Friday, with Jason Vargas earning the victory and helping Angels moneyline bettors cash out.

Los Angeles was favored by -115 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

Jason Vargas earned the victory for the Angels, throwing 7 1/3 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 4, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Mark Trumbo in the win.

Kansas City's starting pitcher Luis Mendoza worked 5 innings, giving up 7 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Lorenzo Cain in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Los Angeles as they had 11 hits, while Kansas City only had 6.

Garrett Richards pitched the final 1 2/3 innings for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.