The Orioles say they're ready for the challenge of the running Kansas City Royals.
J.J. Hardy signed a three-year contract extension with the Orioles with an option for 2018.
Chris Tillman will try and control Kansas City's great speed in Friday's Game 1.
Zach Britton has had quite a week. On Sunday, he saved the Division Series clincher and on Tuesday became a father for the first time.
The Kansas City Royals will send James Shields to the hill when the clock strikes 8:07pm under the lights at Camden Yards on Friday night. Despite Shields' success during the 2014 postseason, Nick Markakis isn't worried about what he'll see from the opposing pitcher because he's seen it all before.