Mike Moustakas

'It's frustrating,' Orioles' Tillman says after failing to get out of second inning again

'It's frustrating,' Orioles' Tillman says after failing to get out of second inning again

Whether the Orioles have reached the end of the rope with right-hander Chris Tillman remains to be seen, but as the team’s former ace continues to struggle mightily — failing to get out of the second inning in his second consecutive start in Thursday night’s 11-6 win over the Kansas City Royals — the discussions are becoming more frequent regarding how much longer the team can sustain the short starts Tillman is providing the club every fifth game.

Tillman lasted just 1 1/3 innings Thursday, allowing six runs (five earned) on four hits and three walks. He allowed eight of the 11 batters he faced reach base, including the first four batters of the game, a series that culminated...

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