Postponed

Series: Game 1 of 4

Series starts Fri 4/25

Game 1: Friday, April 25
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Game 1: Saturday, April 26
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Game 2: Saturday, April 26
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Game 3: Sunday, April 27
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Game 4: Monday, April 28
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8:11 PM ET, April 25, 2008

U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois 

Starting Pitchers

Baltimore: Burres (7-10, 6.04 ERA)

Chicago: Buehrle (15-12, 3.79 ERA)

Orioles and White Sox postponed because of rain

CHICAGO (AP) -- Dave Trembley couldn't do much about this interruption.

A night after the Baltimore manager saw two fans run onto the field behind outfielder Jay Payton, the Orioles' game at the Chicago White Sox was washed out by rain in the bottom of the first inning.

Before the abbreviated game got going, Trembley made his feelings known about the fans' disruption the night before.

"I would have beaten the snot out of both of them," Trembley said.

He's got other worries now after a whirlwind 24 hours.

The White Sox will start left-hander John Danks in the first game at noon against lefty Brian Burres, who was the scheduled starter on Friday. In the second game, Nick Masset will start for the White Sox against Steve Trachsel for the Orioles at 6 p.m.

Mark Buehrle was pushed back to Monday after throwing six pitches in the first inning.

"We're treating today like a sideline for Buehrle," pitching coach Don Cooper said. "Nothing screws up Buehrle. He rolls with whatever comes his way, always has, and he will do the same here and probably pitch a very good ballgame on Monday."

Trembley and the Orioles had a wild night on Thursday. They rallied from a 5-0 deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 8-7, but top prospect Adam Loewen lasted only 2 2/3 innings and was complaining of soreness in his left forearm afterward.

After the game, he was placed on the 15-day DL and sent back to Baltimore for examination.

"I'm not speaking for him, but I think he's probably to the point where he is real frustrated," Trembley said. "He worked hard in the winter, the guy is competitive, but he wasn't getting the results. I try to tell him repeatedly that he'd have to be careful with his expectations. He missed an entire season and it's not going to come all at once."

Loewen is 0-1 with a 7.85 ERA in four starts this season. Trembley is unsure who will take Loewen's spot in the rotation.

"We have until Tuesday. There are a couple of possibilities. One is going to Triple-A and one is starting a guy out of the bullpen here," Trembley said. "If we call a guy up from Triple-A I would hope that it wouldn't be just for one time and we'd give that guy the opportunity."

The Orioles flew through the night to Chicago, arriving at 6:30 in the morning after a turbulent flight through the weather that scrubbed their Friday night game.

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