RHP Jason Berken (1-8, 6.55) tonight makes his 12th start of 2009, his 7th at home and the 1st of his career vs. the KC Royals.
Berken won his Major League debut on May 26th vs. Toronto, but is 0-8 in ten starts since.
The Orioles are just 2-9 in Berken's 11 starts, losing the last six. In six home starts, Berken is 1-4, 4.54 and the O's are 2-4 in those outings.
In his last two starts, at Chicago and at New York, Berken is 0-2, 9.58. (11ER in 10 1/3IP).
Right-handed batters hit .274...