Orioles' Showalter undecided between Norris, Chen for Game 2

Oct 10, 8:50 PM

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter admitted Friday he doesn't know whether Wei-Yin Chen or Bud Norris will take the ball for Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.

"It will be either Wei‑Yin or Bud tomorrow," Showalter told CSNBaltimore's Chase Hughes. "Both those guys and Miguel [Gonzalez] are in the bullpen tonight and we're going to do everything we can to try to win tonight's game and let the smoke clear and see where we are."

Chen lasted just 3 2/3 innings in Game 2 of the division series against the Detroit Tigers, allowing five earned runs on seven hits - including two home runs - in an eventual 7-6 win. Norris, however, was sublime in his postseason debut, notching six strikeouts while allowing just two hits and two walks over 6 1/3 shutout innings in Game 3.

"Whoever goes out there tomorrow will be ready to go," said Norris. "That's how our rotation has been the entire year. We're both excited to go out and get the opportunity to pitch again."

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