5* MLB EARLY BIRD TOP PLAY

5* MLB EARLY BIRD TOP PLAY

St. Louis vs. Kansas City, 06/24/2012 14:10 EDT, Score: 11 - 8

Money Line: -145 St. Louis

Sportsbook: Intertops

Result: Win

5* MLB EARLY BIRD TOP PLAY: Cardinals -145

The Cardinals have completely dominated the first two games of this series. They won 11-4 on Friday and came back and rolled over the Royals 8-2 yesterday. I'll roll the dice on St Louis Sunday with Lance Lynn on the mound.

Lynn has been one of the big surprises so far this season. He is 10-3 with a 2.80 ERA and 1.154 WHIP in 14 starts. While Lynn is coming off one of his worst starts, allowed five runs in five innings in a 3-6 loss at Detroit, he was probably trying to do a little too much against Verlander. He is 6-2 with a 2.93 ERA in nine road starts, giving me plenty of reason to think he will bounce back.

Even if Lynn isn't on top of his game, there's a pretty good chance the Cardinals offense gives him enough run support to win this game. The Royals will send out Jonathan Sanchez, who is 1-3 with a 5.70 ERA in eight starts and 0-1 with a 8.04 ERA in four starts at home. BET THE CARDINALS!


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