Orioles set time for Wednesday game and move weekend series

The Orioles intend to play the final game of their series against the White Sox at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday, and it will be closed to the public but air on MASN. Coverage begins at 1:30 p.m.

Also, the three-game series against the Rays slated to begin Friday has been moved to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Orioles will serve as the “home” team and receive the gate.

The postponed games between the Orioles and White Sox this week, impacted by the rioting in the city, will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Thursday, May 28 beginning at 4:05 p.m.

CamdenYardsPressBoxFinale.jpg“After conversations with the Orioles and local officials, we believe that these decisions are in the best interests of fan safety and the deployment of City resources,” commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.

“Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by violence in Baltimore, and everyone in our game hopes for peace and the safety of a great American city.”

All fans with tickets to games on April 29, May 1, May 2, or May 3 at Camden Yards may exchange them for any remaining home game this season on a “dollar for dollar” basis.

Tickets for Monday’s postponed game will be valid for the doubleheader on May 28. Fans unable to attend the doubleheader will have an opportunity to exchange their tickets for any remaining home game this season. Fans with tickets for Tuesday’s postponed game must exchange those tickets to attend the doubleheader on May 28 or exchange them for any remaining home game this season. Exchanges for both games will be completed on a “dollar for dollar” basis.

All tickets are subject to availability and exchanges must be completed by June 30, 2015. Complimentary tickets are non-exchangeable.

Ticket exchanges can be performed at the box office or submitted in writing along with the original tickets and mailed via certified mail by June 30, 2015 to:

Baltimore Orioles
Attention: (Date) Postponement
333 West Camden Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Fans with questions regarding the ticket exchange process should contact Orioles Fan Services at 1-888-848-BIRD.

Ubaldo Jimenez and Jeff Samardzija remain the scheduled starters on Wednesday.

The Orioles still have two scheduled trips to St. Petersburg later this summer, but neither series will shift to Camden Yards. MLB wouldn’t grant permission even though the Rays are in Philadelphia on July 22, followed by an off day and a three-game weekend series against the Orioles.

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