Orioles' series opener against the Dodgers postponed, will be made up as part of split doubleheader Saturday
By By Eduardo A. Encina
The Baltimore Sun|
Apr 19, 2013 | 9:15 PM
The Orioles' scheduled interleague series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, which was postponed by rain, will be made up as part of a split-doubleheader on Saturday.
Games will be at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.
After a one-hour, 48-minute delay that included constant showers and intermittent lightning, the Orioles announced they would postpone Friday’s contest. The Dodgers are making their first visit to Camden Yards since 2002.
Tickets for Friday's game can be used for admission to the first game of the doubleheader. Fans can also exchange tickets for that game for seats to any other non-prime home game, subject to availability, at the Orioles box office at Camden Yards.
Tickets for Saturday's game can be used only for the night game.
Saturday's scheduled tribute to former manager Earl Weaver will still be held before the 7:05 game and all fans wishing to attend the tribute must have a ticket for Saturday's originally scheduled game.
Parking lots will open at 10 a.m. -- prepaid parking passes dated for Friday will be valid for Game 1 -- and the gates for the first game will open one hour later. Gate-opening time for Game 2 will be announced following the end of the first game.
The pitching matchups will remain the same, with Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel and Dodgers left-hander Hyun Jin-Ryu starting the first game of the doubleheader, while Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett will start Game 2.
The Orioles played two doubleheaders at home last season, splitting both. The Orioles won the first game of a single-admission doubleheader on May 10, 6-5, then lost the second game 7-3. They also played a single-admission doubleheader on Sept. 24 against the Blue Jays, winning the first game – and losing the second 9-5.