Recap - Kansas City Defeats Tampa Bay 10-1
Tampa Bay dropped a 10-1 decision at Tropicana Field on Thursday as Kansas City legged out a win behind winning pitcher Ervin Santana.
Bettors who backed the Royals were rewarded as +135 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.
Ervin Santana earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 7 2/3 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 0, and allowing 5 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Elliot Johnson in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 10 hits and 8 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Matthew Joyce in a losing cause.
Kansas City outhit their counterparts 14-6 in the game.