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Long balls haunt Orioles starter Chris Tillman again

Long balls haunt Orioles starter Chris Tillman again

Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman allowed just one homer in his first eight starts of the season. But after the team’s 6-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night, he has allowed eight homers over his past four starts, including three home runs in each of his past two outings.

Tillman left Friday’s game trailing, 5-2, but the Orioles bailed him out – the third straight game in which the offense rallied to win following a rough starting pitching performance.

“Yeah,” Tillman said. “I don’t think we’re ever out of it. These guys have got a good bullpen, but so do we. I think that as long as we can keep it close,...

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