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After rough start by Chris Tillman, Orioles fail to come back in 9-8 loss to Pirates
After rough start by Chris Tillman, Orioles fail to come back in 9-8 loss to Pirates

PITTSBURGH -- Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman said he wasn't fatigued Wednesday night in the Orioles' 9-8 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates after throwing 117 pitches and notching his first major league shutout last Friday in Kansas City. Tillman said he had no problem with a groin that had bothered him earlier this month or any physical malady that he could use as an excuse for his disaster of an outing Wednesday. No excuses, he said. He was just bad. “Coming off a good [start], tried to carry it over and kind of get in rhythm here,” said Tillman, who allowed eight runs (six earned) and recorded just three outs Wednesday. “But it was tough. I tried to...

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