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Game 136: Baltimore Orioles vs. Kansas City Royals

#2 overall pick vs. #3 overall pick.

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Orioles (44-89) @ Kansas City Royals (47-88)

John Means (9-9, 3.61 ERA) vs. Eric Skoglund (0-0, 3.60 ERA)

First pitch- 7:15 CT

Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Quick hits:

  • Per Bob Nightengale, current Royals’ owner David Glass has agreed to sell the team for $1 billion to businessman John Sherman. Deal will become official on November 21st when ratified by the MLB owners.

  • With Meibrys Viloria graduating from the Royals’ top-30 prospect list, LHP Daniel Tillo slides into the #30 spot. Tillo is pitching out of the bullpen with Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

  • Jackson Kowar on the mound tonight for Northwest Arkansas. Jonathan Bowlan is starting for Wilmington as well.

  • Whit Merrifield is hitting .310 in his last 30 games with three home runs and 13 RBIs

  • Scott Barlow has allowed three runs in 13 outings in August. (2.08 ERA, 13 SO, .186 OBA)


Merrifield RF

Soler DH

Dozier 3B

Gordon LF

Cuthbert 1B

Starling CF

Arteaga SS

Dini C

Lopez 2B

Skoglund P