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Matthew Boyd vs Ian Kennedy Tilt Ends in Kansas City 4-1 Win

Matthew Boyd struck out 10 Kansas City batters, but it wasn't enough as the Royals defeated Detroit 4-1 in MLB action Saturday.

Bettors who backed the Royals were rewarded as -101 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.

Brad Keller earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 0, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Cheslor Cuthbert in the win.

Detroit got a 7-inning outing from Matthew Boyd in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 4 walks and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Brandon Dixon had 1 hits in the loss for the Tigers.

Kansas City enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 8-4 advantage in hits.

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