Best bets

BEST BETS

May 12, 2006|By SIMMI BUTTAR

Baseball

Royals@Orioles

Where -- Camden Yards

When -- Tonight, 7:05; Tomorrow, 4:35 p.m.; Sunday, 1:35 p.m.

What now? -- The Orioles, only one game out of last place in the American League East, continue their homestand with a series against the AL's worst team - the Kansas City Royals. The Royals, though, enter the series coming off a three-game sweep of the Indians. Plenty of tickets for all three games are available on the Orioles' Web site, and they start at just $9.

Online -- orioles.com

Running

Preakness 5K

Where -- Pimlico Race Course

When -- Tomorrow, 9 a.m.

What now? -- You can do your best imitation of Barbaro on a fast, flat course that begins and ends at Pimlico Race Course. There are cash prizes for the top three finishers in each gender division. Random prizes include cash, tickets to the Preakness and Orioles games. For more information, call 410-561-3570.

Online -- charmcityrun.com

College Lacrosse

Penn@Johns Hopkins

Where -- Homewood Field

When -- Tomorrow, 1 p.m.

What now? -- The No. 4 seed Blue Jays (8-4) begin defense of their NCAA championship against the Quakers (10-3). Hopkins enters the tournament on a three-game winning streak and has won 11 straight NCAA tournament games at home. For more information, call 410-516-7490.

Online -- hopkinssports.com

College Lacrosse

Denver@Maryland

Where -- Byrd Stadium, College Park

When -- Tomorrow, 2 p.m.

What now? -- The No. 2 seed Terps (10-4), who reached the tournament semifinals last year, begin another postseason charge. They will host the Pioneers (12-4), champions of the Great Western Lacrosse League, who are making their tournament debut. If the Terps win, they will face the UMBC-Princeton winner next weekend in Towson. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased on the Terps' Web site.

Online -- umterps.com

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