If the Orioles can’t close out the American League Division Series on Sunday, you’ll need to know the starting times for Game 4 and a possible Game 5.
Game 4 on Monday at Comerica Park will begin at 12:07 p.m. unless the Royals sweep the Angels in the other Division Series. If that happens, the Orioles and Tigers will start up at 1:37 p.m.
Either way, the baseball gods are testing the Orioles’ ability to win day games.
Game 5 on Wednesday at Camden Yards would begin at 5:37 p.m. if the other series is done. Otherwise, first pitch would come at 8:07 p.m.
The Orioles, of course, would like to make it all moot and complete a sweep on Sunday afternoon in Detroit. They’ve won the first two games of the ALDS at home.
The Orioles will work out Saturday at 2 p.m. at Comerica Park.
Also, the Orioles just announced that they traded reliever Preston Guilmet to the Pirates for cash considerations.
Guilmet was designated for assignment last week to make room for infielder Alexi Casilla on the 40-man roster.
Guilmet, 27, posted a 5.23 ERA in 10 games for the Orioles this season, allowing six earned runs in 10 1/3 innings. He went 4-2 with a 3.91 ERA in 40 games with Triple-A Norfolk.
The Orioles acquired Guilmet from the Indians on April 7 for minor league outfielder Torsten Boss. He didn’t allow a run or hit in his first five appearances over six innings, with one walk and eight strikeouts, but he surrendered six runs and eight hits in next five games over 4 1/3 innings. His last outing was July 20.
Guilmet was optioned six times this season, DFA’d and now traded for cash. He’s got lots of pages to fill in his diary.