Orioles right-hander Bud Norris slated to start Game 3 of American League Division Series

DETROIT – Right-hander Bud Norris is now scheduled to be the Orioles' Game 3 starter on Sunday at Comerica Park. 

Even though the Orioles had never officially announced a Game 3 starter, right-hander Miguel Gonzalez had been expected to pitch that game.

Showalter left open wiggle room to tweak his ALDS rotation, and both pitchers were available to pitch in relief for Games 1 and 2. But Showater said that Gonzalez would have only been used in relief in case of an emergency.

In the postseason, the next day's scheduled pitcher usually has a news conference with the media. Norris is listed as the Game 3 starter and will speak to the media this afternoon.

Norris was 15-8 this seasons with a 3.65 ERA. He faced the Tigers twice this season, going 0-2 with a 6.39 ERA. He made his first start of the season at Comerica Park, allowing five runs on nine hits over five innings.

Over the final two months of the season, Norris won seven of his eight decisions. He was 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA in five September starts.

More details to come.


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