O’s and In­di­ans to play dou­ble­header on Sun­day

The Washington Post Sunday - - BASEBALL - BY ED­UARDO A. ENCINA — Bal­ti­more Sun

bal­ti­more — The Bal­ti­more Ori­oles will play a split-ad­mis­sion dou­ble­header Sun­day against the Cleve­land In­di­ans af­ter Satur­day night’s sched­uled game was post­poned by rain.

Game 1 will be­gin at 1:35 p.m and Game 2 is sched­uled for 7:05 p.m. Tick­ets for Satur­day’s rain­out will be hon­ored for Game2 on Sun­day. Gates for the first game will open at 11:30 a.m. Gate times for the sec­ond game will be an­nounced at the con­clu­sion of Game 1.

The Buck Showal­ter gar­den gnome, one of the high­lights of this sea­son’s give­away sched­ule, will be dis­trib­uted to the first 25,000 fans age 15 and over at­tend­ing the sec­ond game Sun­day.

The team’s State of the Ori­oles pro­gram, an an­nual event for sea­son-ticket hold­ers that in­cludes an au­to­graph ses­sion and ques­tion-and-an­swer ses­sion with Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent Dan Du­quette and Showal­ter, the team’s man­ager, will be resched­uled for a fu­ture date.

Right-han­der Chris Till­man, ini­tially Satur­day’s starter, will start Game 1. Right-han­der Ubaldo Jimenez, who was orig­i­nally sched­uled to pitch Sun­day, will start Game 2.

In prepa­ra­tion for a rain­out Satur­day, the Ori­oles had scratched right-han­der Kevin Gaus­man from his sched­uled start with Class AAA Nor­folk so he could be an op­tion to start Game 2 un­der the 26th-man rule for dou­ble­head­ers. In­stead, the Ori­oles can add an ex­tra bullpen pitcher to use in the sec­ond game, pos­si­bly left­hander T. J. McFar­land, whowas op­tioned to Nor­folk on Fri­day.

The In­di­ans will start righthander Trevor Bauer in Game 1 on Sun­day and will call up righ than der Toru Mu­rata to start Game 2 for his ma­jor league de­but. Buy­ing times on Jones

No one likes to play dou­ble­head­ers be­cause it’s dif­fi­cult to win two games in one day.

But Satur­day’s rain­out pro­vided the Ori­oles an ad­di­tional day be­fore hav­ing to make a de­ci­sion on whether to place cen­ter fielder Adam Jones on the dis­abled list.

Showal­ter pre­vi­ously said the team would de­cide Satur­day whether to place Jones on the dis­abled list based on how well he re­cov­ered from a throw­ing ses­sion Fri­day, the first time he tested his ail­ing right shoul­der in a week.

The club now gets the ben­e­fit of an ex­tra day. Any move re­gard­ing Jones can be back­dated to last Sun­day, so if Jones is placed on the dis­abled list, he would miss just eight more days un­til he’s el­i­gi­ble to re­turn July 6, when the team opens a three-game se­ries in Min­nesota.

Jones has played in just two of the last 10 games af­ter hurt­ing his shoul­der at­tempt­ing to make a div­ing play June 15.

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