camden yardsIf weather permits, we might have some playoff baseball tonight. James Shields gets to keep on building up his free agent value (but not too many innings, James!), and the Royals will look to continue their improbable – but cheer-able – run.

I suppose the Orioles are a nice story, too, given that they keep showing up in the AL East. I can dig that.

Game Info

Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles, 7:00 CT on TBS

Game Thread

This is it, folks. Down there. Those comments. Go nuts.

Starting Pitchers

James Shields (3.21 ERA, 3.59 FIP, 3.56 xFIP; 4.09 K/BB)

versus

Chris Tillman (3.34 ERA, 4.01 FIP, 4.20 xFIP; 2.27 K/BB)

Baltimore Orioles Lineup

1. Nick Markakis, RF

2. Alejandro De Aza, LF

3. Adam Jones, CF

4. Nelson Cruz, DH

5. Steve Pearce, 1B

6. J.J. Hardy, SS

7. Ryan Flaherty, 3B

8. Nick Hundley, C

9. Jonathan Schoop, 2B

Kansas City Royals Lineup

1. Alcides Escobar, SS

2. Nori Aoki, RF

3. Lorenzo Cain, CF

4. Eric Hosmer, 1B

5. Billy Butler, DH

6. Alex Gordon, LF

7. Salvador Perez, C

8. Omar Infante, 2B

9. Mike Moustakas, 3B




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