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monday mlb

Washington vs. Kansas City, 05/02/2016 20:15 EDT, Score: 2 - 0

Money Line: -115 Kansas City

Sportsbook: TopBet

Result: Loss

4-unit Play Take #970 Kansas City Royals over Washington Nationals (8:15pm EST) Interesting matchup on Monday night as the Kansas City Royals host the Washington Nationals in the first of three games. These teams don't meet often given that they play in opposite leagues. In fact, the last time the Nats visited Kansas City was 2013. It's usually an advantage for the home team when they host an opponent that isn't too familiar with their park and the surroundings. The AL has also dominated the NL in recent years, as the NL teams usually don't have an adequate hitter to step into the designated hitter role. The Nationals send left-hander Gio Gonzalez to the mound for his fifth start of the season. He comes in with a stellar 1.42 ERA, but that's been aided by a fortunate .243 BABIP and a higher than normal strand rate. One of Gonzalez's strengths is his propensity to avoid the home run ball. He's had one of the lowest home run rates in the majors over the last three years. However, given that Kaufman Stadium is a big park and the Royals' game doesn't center around power, that's a wasted advantage for Gonzalez tonight. Edinson Volquez goes for the Royals tonight as he looks to shake of a rough outing last time out. He gave up eight earned runs in his last start in Anaheim, but his season numbers are still very solid. With one of the best defenses behind him and a lights out bullpen, I think Volquez and the Royals will be victorious today.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports

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