The Orioles watched a chance at a series split and their hopes of returning home above .500 disappear in a mess of a sixth inning. That spoiled what might have been Chris Tillman’s best start of the season and made the Orioles 5-2 losers to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.
Tied at 1 entering the sixth, Tillman’s own narration of what happened was plenty succinct.
“Made a pretty crappy pitch to the leadoff guy, walked the next guy, I blow the bunt play,” Tillman said. “Then we get an out and did not do anything from there.”
The leadoff man in that inning, Matt Davidson, pestered the Orioles (32-33) all series and opened the inning with a double. Tillman issued...