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Recap - Houston Defeats Kansas City 5-2

Houston grabbed a 5-2 win over Kansas City on Thursday, as Justin Verlander was credited with a win at Minute Maid Park.

Houston was favored by -345 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Houston got 6 innings from Justin Verlander, who gave up 1 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 8. Justin Verlander earned the victory, while the Astros got 3 RBIs from Jose Altuve in the win.

Kansas City's starting pitcher Kris Bubic worked 5.1 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Andrew Benintendi in a losing cause.

Ryan Pressly pitched the final 1 innings for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.

Next game, Houston takes its act on the road to face Oakland looking for another win. For Kansas City, they head home to face Cleveland.