Josh Reddick

Orioles' Chris Tillman on quick hook: 'You've got to earn it'

Orioles' Chris Tillman on quick hook: 'You've got to earn it'

Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman was cruising along with a 4-1 lead Saturday night until Josh Reddick doubled to center field with one out in the sixth inning and Yuli Gurriel lofted an opposite-field home run that barely cleared the out-of-town scoreboard in right field.

Still, he seemed a bit surprised when manager Buck Showalter came out to get him.

"I feel like I still had control of that ballgame,” Tillman said, but he wasn't complaining. "I think that it’s not what I think. It’s what other people think. You’ve got to convince the hitters, too, and at the same time I really haven’t earned it to tell you the truth. You’ve got to earn that, the right to keep the...

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