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Chris Tillman sharp in Orioles' 4-2 win over Rays in Grapefruit League opener
Chris Tillman sharp in Orioles' 4-2 win over Rays in Grapefruit League opener

PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. -- Chris Tillman didn’t waste any time reminding everyone why he was the winningest pitcher on the Orioles staff last year. He opened the Orioles’ Grapefruit League season by striking out three and giving up just one hit over two innings against a representative Tampa Bay Rays lineup in the Orioles 4-2 win at Charlotte Sports Park. The only hit was a one-out double by Yunel Escobar. Tillman struck out David DeJesus, James Loney and Will Myers and got his other three outs on fly balls. “I felt good,’’ he said. “It was more of going out and getting the adrenaline flowing again and getting the nerves going. Not really anything else....

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