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Orioles recap: Chris Tillman fans nine as Birds avoid sweep with 3-1 win over Rays

Orioles recap: Chris Tillman fans nine as Birds avoid sweep with 3-1 win over Rays

The Orioles had just three hits Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays, so their offense definitely didn’t break out in their 3-1 victory at Tropicana Field. But right-hander Chris Tillman didn’t need much run support.

Rookie outfielder Joey Rickard provided all of the Orioles' offense with one swing, hitting a three-run homer in the fifth inning.

Tillman had his best start of the season and his second straight quality start, tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just two singles. Over his past two starts, the Orioles’ Opening Day starter has a 1.42 ERA, lowering his season ERA to 3.24.

“It was a typical Earl Weaver game...

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