Boston Falls 5-1 to Kansas City - Recap
Kansas City grabbed a 5-1 win over Boston on Thursday, as Bruce Chen was credited with a win at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City was an underdog by +101 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Kansas City got 7 2/3 innings from Bruce Chen, who gave up 0 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 2. He earned the victory, while the Royals got 2 RBIs from Mike Moustakas in the win.
Boston's starting pitcher Jon Lester worked 7 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jacoby Ellsbury in a losing cause.
Boston outhit their counterparts 7-6 in the game.
Luke Hochevar pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.