Kansas City vs Minnesota Final: 5-0 - Recap
Minnesota was unable to break through against the Kansas City pitching staff, losing 5-0 on Friday at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City won as a -143 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Jason Vargas earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 1, and allowing 7 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Omar Infante in the win.
Minnesota's starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 11 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Josmil Pinto in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 11 hits, while Minnesota only had 8.