The finale of the Orioles’ two-game interleague series against the Chicago Cubs was rained out Wednesday after a delay of nearly two hours.
The teams will make up the contest at Camden Yards at 3:05 p.m. Aug. 18, which was previously a day off. Tickets for Wednesday’s postponed game will be valid for the makeup game or can be exchanged for any other Orioles home game this season.
The Orioles will now play 17 straight games from Aug. 5 to Aug. 21, with a one-game meeting also scheduled Aug. 11 in Boston.
Baltimore won 9-3 in the first and only game of the series Tuesday, leaving the Orioles 3-4 on the homestand. They begin a four-game series in Kansas City on Thursday, pushing their rotation back a day. Jordan Lyles, Bruce Zimmermann, Tyler Wells and Dean Kremer will start in that series, while Kyle Bradish will open the Orioles’ first series this season in Toronto.
Before Wednesday’s rainout, Orioles manager Brandon said it’s “possible” the club will place players on the restricted list for their trip to Toronto as a result of their COVID-19 vaccination status, declining to provide further details. Players who are unvaccinated are not permitted in Canada.
Around the horn
> The Orioles added recently claimed right-hander Austin Voth to their active roster and designated infielder Chris Owings for assignment.
> Right-hander Spenser Watkins was activated from the 15-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.
> Infielder Gunnar Henderson, the Orioles’ No. 3 prospect, homered in his first Triple-A at-bat Wednesday night.
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