Yordano Ventura vs Brandon Maurer Battle Sees Seattle Fall 6-5
|Yordano Ventura vs Brandon Maurer Battle Sees Seattle Fall 6-5|
The battle wasn't settled until inning No. 12 as Seattle was handed a 6-5 defeat against Kansas City on Monday at Safeco Field.
The Royals were a -140 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Kansas City got 5 2/3 innings from Yordano Ventura, who gave up 1 earned run on 2 hits, while striking out 6. Wade Davis earned the victory, while the Royals got 2 RBIs from Salvador Perez in the win.
Seattle's starting pitcher Brandon Maurer worked 7 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Abraham Almonte in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 11 hits, while Seattle only had 6.
Greg Holland pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.