Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 | 10:21 a.m.
Forgive us for inadvertently missing a day.
The Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point and a $10,000 starting bankroll, returns from the unintended hiatus today.
Minnesota Twins plus-160 at Kansas City Royals: $200 to win $320
Jump on the slide while it’s still building up momentum. The Royals had been one of the hottest teams in baseball, going 14-6 in their first 20 games in baseball.
People in Kansas City howled. Those in Detroit mourned. But it all felt like it was for nothing as the Tigers — the better team — would eventually regain their spot above the Royals at the top of the American League Central.
The time has come. For the first time in more than a month, the Royals have lost two straight games. Regression beckons as Kansas City can’t keep the same pace its set earlier this month.
As poor of a season as Minnesota starter Ricky Nolasco is having, he’s occasionally capable of a strong start and hasn’t been terrible for his career against Kansas City. Scoring is not the Twins’ problem, and they should be good for a few runs against Royals starter Danny Duffy.
He’s been great this season, but this is still a guy who didn’t make Kansas City’s opening-day roster. He’s going to have a rough outing every now and then.
At this price, it’s worth gambling that one of them comes this evening.
Standings: Bern (43-33-1, $12,917), Keefer (37-40, $9,762), Brewer (30-44-3, $1,200)