For the second day in a row, the Orioles scheduled home game with the Royals has been postponed due to inclement weather. The clubs hoped to play the opener of what is now a two-day, three-game series tonight, but the game was postponed just after 4:30 p.m. ET.
A straight single-admission doubleheader is still scheduled for Sunday with the first game beginning at 1:35 p.m. And now the teams will conclude this series with a single game on Monday afternoon at 12:05 p.m.
The Orioles revised pitching order for this series now shows right-hander Jordan Lyles (2-2, 4.50 ERA) pitching the opener on Sunday against right-hander Zack Greinke (0-2, 2.57 ERA). Then lefty Bruce Zimmermann (1-1, 2.59 ERA) goes for Baltimore in Game 2 versus righty Daniel Lynch (2-1, 3.86 ERA). Right-hander Tyler Wells (0-2, 4.50 ERA) will start Monday's game for the Orioles opposite righty Carlos Hernandez (0-1, 6.00 ERA).
Tickets for tonight’s postponed game will be valid for the May 9 game, no exchange necessary. If you are unable to attend the makeup date no action is required. We will reach out via email to all ticket holders unable to attend the May 9 makeup date with an offer for complimentary tickets in a similar seating area for a wide variety of game options later this season. For more information, please visit Orioles.com/Weather.
The game will be broadcast on MASN and on the Orioles Radio Network, including the flagship station of Hearst Baltimore’s 98 Rock FM and WBAL NewsRadio AM/FM. Complimentary tickets are non-exchangeable and must be used for Monday’s makeup date.
Fans who purchased tickets on StubHub for tonight’s game will need to contact StubHub regarding their policy for postponed events.
The Orioles hope the damp weather will not slow a bit of momentum they were building, hitting seven homers and scoring 14 runs in winning the last two games against the Twins.
The Orioles (10-16) have scored 64 runs in the past 14 games after scoring 24 in the first 12 games. They've homered 14 times in the last 11 games. Baltimore is 4-3 on this 10-game homestand and has won four of its last six.
Kansas City (8-15) has lost five of its past six games and 10 of its last 13 since a 5-5 start. The Royals have been shutout in three of their past five games.
So, now the series that was scheduled to begin last night, can hopefully get going on Sunday afternoon at Oriole Park.