SEATTLE, WA - JULY 29: Starting pitcher Will Smith #53 of the Kansas City Royals pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 29, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
The Royals arrive to Baltimore in the middle of the Orioles' fierce AL wild card battle.
The Royals and Orioles have been frequent neighbors in the basement of the American league, but as the two teams meet in Baltimore for a three-game series, the O's are in the thick of the AL wild card race, while the Royals have the worst record in the league. Lefty Will Smith will take the hill for K.C., developing slowly since being called up from Triple-A Omaha. Smith is 2-4 with a 6.00 ERA in seven starts since being called up, and was shelled by the Rangers (eight hits and four runs) in his last start.
Date / Time: Thursday, August 9, 6:05 p.m. CT
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
TV: Fox Sports KC, MLB Network
Radio: KCSP 610 AM
Probable Starters: Will Smith (2-4) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (10-6)