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October 20, 2014

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Vegas Play of the Day: Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals

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)

Case Keefer can be reached at 948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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