Besides, the Orioles had more than 40,000 folks in the ballpark so they waited 3 hours, 9 minutes before starting the game at 10:14 p.m. ET. The last out of the Royals' 7-3 victory came at 1:13 a.m. on Sunday.
"The Orioles wanted to play, everybody wanted to play no matter how late we stayed. What difference does it make?" Royals manager Ned Yost said.
Also under consideration was the annual Royals Charities event, the Royals Celebrity Golf Tournament on Monday at the National Golf Club of Kansas City in Parkville, Mo. Several players and staff are scheduled to play in the sold-out tournament which benefits the Special Olympics of Greater Kansas City Metro.
"The Royals Charities has one golf tournament a year and they count on the players being there," Yost said. "That's a pretty big thing."
Royals entered include Billy Butler, Everett Teaford, Tim Collins, Will Smith, Jeremy Guthrie, Jeremy Jeffress, Bruce Chen and Yost.