Despite threat of storms in Baltimore, Game 1 of ALCS is ON!

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BALTIMORE — The Kansas City Royals announced their 25-man roster for the American League Championship Series against Baltimore Orioles. It is scheduled to begin at 7:07 CT, although many are speculating what will happen when the heavy rains move in.

Click here to see the complete lineup. 

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The tarp being placed on the field pregame in Baltimore

According to the Baltimore Sun, “In the event that Friday’s game is postponed, then Game 1 would be rescheduled for Saturday and Game 2 shifted from Saturday likely to Sunday, according to an Orioles official. Tickets to Friday’s game would be honored Saturday, and tickets for the game originally scheduled for Saturday would be honored for the rescheduled Game 2. Times for rescheduled games have not been made public.”

The Sun spoke to meteorologist Greg Schoor, who said the 100 percent rain in the forecast “doesn’t mean it’ll be raining the entire time, but there will be showers in the area.”

If that’s the case, officials may decide to try to play the game. Click here for live radar showing the East coast from the National Weather Service.

IFFOX 4 meteorologists Joe Lauria and Mike Thompson will also be tracking the storms as closely as they’re watching the Royals!  Friday afternoon, they were hopeful that there could be a break in the rain that would allow the game to begin. However, the later the game goes, the more likely a downpour.

Meanwhile, Orioles manager Buck Showalter made a small adjustment to the roster. The only change is the addition of left-hander Brian Matusz and the removal of right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez.

Showalter is keeping 11 pitchers.

The position players remain the same.

Infielders/Outfielders (12)
Cruz, Nelson OF
De Aza, Alejandro OF
Flaherty, Ryan INF
Hardy, J.J. INF
Johnson, Kelly INF
Jones, Adam OF
Lough, David OF
Markakis, Nick OF
Paredes, Jimmy INF
Pearce, Steve INF
Schoop, Jonathan INF
Young, Delmon OF

Catchers (2)
Hundley, Nick
Joseph, Caleb

Pitchers (11)
Brach, Brad RHP
Britton, Zach LHP
Chen, Wei-Yin LHP
Gausman, Kevin RHP
Gonzalez, Miguel RHP
Hunter, Tommy RHP
Matusz, Brian LHP
Miller, Andrew LHP
Norris, Bud RHP
O’Day, Darren RHP
Tillman, Chris RHP

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