Another day, another rainout.
The Orioles’ game Saturday night against the Kansas City Royals has been rained out, marking the second straight postponement for the weekend series at Camden Yards. Saturday’s rainout took advantage of a mutual day off for both teams, with the makeup scheduled for Monday at 12:05 p.m.
Tickets for Saturday’s game will be valid for entry Monday.
Friday’s series opener became a Sunday single-admission doubleheader, with the first game beginning at 1:35 p.m. and the second game following 30 minutes after the conclusion of Game 1. This year marks the return of nine-inning doubleheaders after they were seven innings the previous two seasons.
The changes to the weekend schedule have altered the probable starters for the Orioles and Royals. Right-hander Jordan Lyles (2-2, 4.50 ERA) was listed as Friday’s probable starter, but he has now been bumped twice to Game 1 on Sunday. Left-hander Bruce Zimmermann (1-1, 2.59) will start Game 2, while right-hander Tyler Wells (0-2, 4.50 ERA) will start Monday’s series finale.
Right-hander Carlos Hernández (0-1, 6.00 ERA) was in line to start Saturday for Kansas City, but he’ll likely move to one of Sunday’s matchups. Left-hander Daniel Lynch (2-1, 3.86 ERA) and right-hander Zack Greinke (0-2, 2.57 ERA) will close the series in an order yet to be announced.
On Friday, the Orioles announced that infielder Kelvin Gutiérrez, who was designated for assignment this week, had cleared waivers and been assigned to Triple-A Norfolk. Additionally, right-hander Travis Lakins Sr. was optioned to Triple-A to make room for left-hander Logan Allen.
Baltimore claimed Allen off waivers this week from the Cleveland Guardians, adding a southpaw who posted a 4.50 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in six innings of relief this year. Lakins had struggled, allowing three home runs and nine runs in 8 1/3 innings out of the bullpen.