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Vegas Play of the Day: Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

Los Angeles Angels minus-153 vs. Kansas City Royals: $612 to win $400

Well, it was bound to happen eventually, and I’m OK with being the idiot who did it. The idea for Play of the Day was that we could only pick a game happening on that day. Yesterday, I played Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, only to later realize that it tips off on Saturday. D’oh.

So that means now there will be two games on the line Saturday, while I attempt to overcome my absentmindedness and get a win in a game that I’m super confident is actually happening today.

Angels C.J. Wilson has had plenty of games this season where the hits pile up, but he’s been solid at limiting the damage. Part of that is his strikeout rate, which is basically one per inning pitched.

I would like Wilson against a lot of different teams, and I happen to love him against the Royals, who have the American League’s worst OPS and second-fewest runs scored.

The Royals are trying to figure things out, having just sent down supposed power hitter Mike Moustakas to work on his .155 batting average, while the Angels are 10-3 since May 9. I certainly like my chances.

Standings: Bern (25-18-1, $11,100), Keefer (22-25, $8,558), Brewer (18-24-3, $5,990)

Taylor Bern can be reached at 948-7844 or [email protected]. Follow Taylor on Twitter at

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