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Houston Falls 5-1 to Kansas City - Recap

Houston Falls 5-1 to Kansas City - Recap

Houston struck out 12 times against James Shields in losing 5-1 to Kansas City on Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

The Royals were a -133 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.

James Shields earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 12, walking 2, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Alcides Escobar in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher Scott Feldman worked 6 innings, giving up 9 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 1 hit from George Springer in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 9 hits, while Houston only had 5.

Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Minnesota. Houston will aim to get back on the winning track at Oakland.