Baltimore Orioles (62-61) vs. Kansas City Royals (75-48), Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Mo., 8:10 p.m.
Ubaldo Jimenez (9-7, 3.97) vs. Kris Medlen (1-0, 2.51)
Keys to the Game:
Can the Orioles shake out of their lethargy against the team that swept them four straight in the ALCS last October?
Who will replace J.J. Hardy? Hardy said that he would go on the disabled list with a sore left groin.
News and Notes:
In his last two starts, Jimenez has worked just five innings to no-decision. The Orioles won both with game-ending home runs.
Jimenez is 4-4 with a 4.21 ERA in 11 starts against Kansas City.
Current Royals are batting .209 against Jimenez. Eric Hosmer is 9-for-26 (.346) with two home runs and six RBIs.
Medlen is making his first start against the Orioles. In two relief appearances, he's allowed four runs in six innings.
Buck Showalter said the Orioles would probably add a pitcher for Monday night's game.
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