Sunday's contest that pits the Kansas City Royals (15-38) versus the Washington Nationals (23-29) at Kauffman Stadium has a good chance to be a competitive matchup based on our computer prediction, which projects a final score of 6-4 in favor of the Royals. Game time is at 2:10 PM ET on May 28.

The probable starters are Daniel Lynch for the Royals and MacKenzie Gore (3-3) for the Nationals.

Nationals vs. Royals Game Info & Odds

  • When: Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 2:10 PM ET
  • Where: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri
  • How to Watch on TV: BSKC
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Nationals vs. Royals Score Prediction

Our pick for this contest is Royals 6, Nationals 5.

Total Prediction for Nationals vs. Royals

  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs

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Nationals Performance Insights

  • The Nationals have played as the underdog in seven of their past 10 games and have gone 3-4 in those contests.
  • In its previous 10 games with a total, Washington and its opponents have combined to exceed the over/under on five occasions.
  • The Nationals have covered the runline in all of their previous 10 contests (two of those matchups had a spread.
  • The Nationals have come away with 20 wins in the 48 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Washington has a win-loss record of 20-28 when favored by -110 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Nationals have a 52.4% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Averaging 4.3 runs per game (224 total), Washington is the 20th-highest scoring team in baseball.
  • The Nationals have the 21st-ranked ERA (4.52) in the majors this season.

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Nationals Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
May 23 Padres L 7-4 MacKenzie Gore vs Yu Darvish
May 24 Padres W 5-3 Trevor Williams vs Ryan Weathers
May 25 Padres L 8-6 Jake Irvin vs Blake Snell
May 26 @ Royals W 12-10 Patrick Corbin vs Jordan Lyles
May 27 @ Royals W 4-2 Josiah Gray vs Brady Singer
May 28 @ Royals - MacKenzie Gore vs Daniel Lynch
May 29 @ Dodgers - Trevor Williams vs Bobby Miller
May 30 @ Dodgers - Jake Irvin vs Tony Gonsolin
May 31 @ Dodgers - Patrick Corbin vs Noah Syndergaard
June 2 Phillies - Josiah Gray vs Zack Wheeler
June 3 Phillies - MacKenzie Gore vs TBA