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Call him what you want, but Chris Tillman produces like a No. 1 starter
Call him what you want, but Chris Tillman produces like a No. 1 starter

It's pretty hard to find fault with the rotation that carried the Orioles to the American League Championship Series last season, but the perception remains that it lacks a true No. 1 starter. Chris Tillman doesn't take offense, even though he has filled that role over the past couple of years and has put together numbers comparable to those of other starters widely recognized as "aces." "It doesn't bother me in the least bit,'' he said Friday. "My job is to make the guys around me better, and I feel like I'm doing my job when that happens. It's important to do the best you can and be 'the ace,' but when we can...

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