The Orioles have a later reporting time today after last night’s debacle. May as well let the players catch a few hours sleep before they try to catch a fly ball.
Former Orioles left-hander Bruce Chen is starting for the Royals, which means manager Buck Showalter will break out his right-handed lineup.
Taylor Teagarden will catch today, and Showalter must decide whether to use Matt Wieters as the designated hitter or give him the day off. Lew Ford will start in left field. Mark Reynolds most likely will start at first base.
You know who will be starting at third base. That’s a slam dunk.
Chen is 2-2 with a 5.26 ERA in five career starts against the Orioles.
Tommy Hunter is 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA in two career starts against the Royals, both at Kauffman Stadium.
Hunter has surrendered 26 home runs this season.