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Chris Tillman a true stopper for Orioles

Chris Tillman a true stopper for Orioles

It seems like every time the Orioles start to fall, right-hander Chris Tillman is there to catch them.

The Orioles went into Thursday afternoon's series finale having lost four straight and having fallen out of first place for the first time since June 4. But it was Tillman — as he has done all season — who stopped the team's slide, avoiding a four-game series sweep at Yankee Stadium with a 4-1 win over the New York Yankees.

Tillman held the Yankees to one run on four hits over seven innings, earning his 13th win in 14 decisions to improve his record to 14-2 on the season. His 14 wins are tied with Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale for the most in the...