Recap - Kansas City Defeats Cleveland 9-5
|Recap - Kansas City Defeats Cleveland 9-5|
Kansas City moneyline bettors cashed on Tuesday courtesy of a 9-5 win against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Royals were rewarded as +102 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.
Kansas City got 7 2/3 innings from Jason Vargas, who gave up 3 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 5. Jason Vargas earned the victory, while the Royals got 3 RBIs from Eric Hosmer in the win.
Cleveland's starting pitcher Corey Kluber worked 5 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Carlos Santana in a losing cause.
Kansas City enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 11-10 advantage in hits.
Aaron Crow pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 3 hits in his outing.