Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman said throughout the first half that he felt he was close to being the starter who gave his team a chance to win every outing; he just wasn't there yet.
In his first start of the second half, Tillman was there — and then some — in a 3-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers that halted the Orioles' three-game losing streak and returned them to .500 (45-45).
However, Tillman, the club's two-time Opening Day starter, isn't proclaiming himself back just yet.
“Getting closer. That's one, I got a lot more to go,” said Tillman, who evened his record at 7-7 with his best performance of 2015: A season-high eight scoreless innings while allowing just...