This will be the Royals only trip to Oriole Park at Camden Yards against Baltimore in 2013. Photo Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles – Series Preview

After a successful 6-3 home stand (minus the rain/snowed out game) against Cleveland, Tampa Bay and Chicago the Royals head to Baltimore for a quick three game series. This is the first meeting this season between the teams but will be the only trip to the Charmed City for KC.

Series Preview –

Baltimore enters the series with 19-13 record to Kansas City’s 17-11 mark, the O’s are two games back of Boston in the AL East. The O’s are home after a successful road trip out west going 7-3 against Seattle, Oakland and Los Angeles.

Probable Pitching Matchups –

Tuesday, May 7 (6:05 pm): Ervin Santana (3-1, 2.00) v. Wei-Yin Chen (2-3, 3.50)
– Santana was dominant in the game that never happened on Thursday against Tampa Bay
– The “Magic Man” sits at 99 career victories after narrowly missing getting the milestone in his last start

Wednesday, May 8 (6:05 pm): Luis Mendoza (0-1, 7.00) v. Chris Tillman (2-1, 3.63)
– This is just Mendoza’s fifth start of 2013 due to all the off days KC has had during the first month of the season
– The Dozer will be making his third career start against the O’s where he’s 2-1, 5.79 ERA, his first big league win was against Baltimore when he was with Texas

Thursday, May 9 (6:05 pm): Jeremy Guthrie (4-0, 2.40) v. TBA
– Guthrie will be making his first start since his first complete game on Saturday night against the White Sox at the K
– He’ll also be looking to improve his franchise record unbeaten streak which is at 17 straight starts

2013 Results –                               

Last year the O’s went 5-4 against Kansas City, the two teams will only play seven times. The next meeting will be a four game series in July at the K.

TV/Radio –

FSKC will carry all three games this week while 610 Sports Radio will have the radio coverage if you can’t watch the television broadcast.

2013 Schedule v. Orioles –

May 7-9, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
July 22-25, Kauffman Stadium

Team Game Notes –

Baltimore Orioles
Kansas City Royals

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