mlb Game Recap
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.