Friday's game that pits the Kansas City Royals (15-36) versus the Washington Nationals (21-29) at Kauffman Stadium is expected to be a competitive matchup based on our computer prediction, which projects a final score of 6-4 in favor of the Royals. First pitch is at 8:10 PM ET on May 26.

The Royals will give the ball to Jordan Lyles (0-8, 6.99 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 1 on the season, and the Nationals will turn to Patrick Corbin (3-5, 4.47 ERA).

Royals vs. Nationals Game Info & Odds

  • When: Friday, May 26, 2023 at 8:10 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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Royals vs. Nationals Score Prediction

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

Total Prediction for Royals vs. Nationals

  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs

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Royals Performance Insights

  • Over the past 10 games, the Royals have been favored twice and lost both contests.
  • In its last 10 games with a total, Kansas City and its opponents are 4-6-0 when it comes to hitting the over.
  • The Royals covered the spread in its most recent opportunity.
  • The Royals have been favored in five games this season, but they have failed to win any of those contests.
  • Kansas City has not won as favorites of -115 or more on the moneyline this season in five such games.
  • The bookmakers' moneyline implies a 53.5% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • Kansas City has scored the fifth-fewest runs in the majors this season with just 198 (3.9 per game).
  • The Royals have a 5.14 team ERA that ranks 29th across all MLB pitching staffs.

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Royals Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
May 20 @ White Sox L 5-1 Jordan Lyles vs Lucas Giolito
May 21 @ White Sox L 5-2 Carlos Hernandez vs Lance Lynn
May 22 Tigers L 8-5 Brady Singer vs Michael Lorenzen
May 23 Tigers W 4-1 Mike Mayers vs Eduardo Rodríguez
May 24 Tigers L 6-4 Zack Greinke vs Matthew Boyd
May 26 Nationals - Jordan Lyles vs Patrick Corbin
May 27 Nationals - Brady Singer vs Josiah Gray
May 28 Nationals - Brady Singer vs MacKenzie Gore
May 29 @ Cardinals - TBA vs Adam Wainwright
May 30 @ Cardinals - Zack Greinke vs Steven Matz
June 2 Rockies - Jordan Lyles vs Austin Gomber