Orioles rotation plans

Given tonight’s rainout the Orioles will now go with Brad Bergesen –who was scheduled for Friday’s start — on Saturday. They will skip Saturday’s scheduled starter Chris Tillman, who has had right groin tightness in favor of Jake Arrieta.

Given Monday’s off day, the Orioles won’t need a fifth starter again until next Saturday. Jeremy Guthrie and Zach Britton are scheduled for the first two games in Boston, although manager Buck Showalter said those two could be flipped.

With Tillman, it’s a minor issue that has crept up. He would have been able to pitch if needed, but the Orioles will use the rainout to err on the side of caution. He could still be used out of the bullpen this series if needed.

The Yankees will stick with CC Sabathia on Saturday and have not decided on Sunday’s starter yet.

There has been no makeup date announced for tonight’s game, although there will definitely not be a doubleheader this weekend. This is the second rainout between these two clubs.

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