Scott Kazmir vs James Shields Tilt Ends in Kansas City 7-1 Win

Scott Kazmir vs James Shields Tilt Ends in Kansas City 7-1 Win

James Shields reached double figures in strikeouts, fanning 10 Indians en route to a 7-1 win over Cleveland on Monday at Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City was favored by -145 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Kansas City got 6 innings from James Shields, who gave up 1 earned run on 6 hits, while striking out 10. He earned the victory, while the Royals got 1 RBI from Billy Butler in the win.

Cleveland's starting pitcher Scott Kazmir worked 5 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Michael Brantley in a losing cause.

Kansas City outhit their counterparts 14-7 in the game.