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Chris Tillman strong in final spring training start as Orioles tie Pirates, 3-3
Chris Tillman strong in final spring training start as Orioles tie Pirates, 3-3

Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman made his final start of spring training in Wednesday's night exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Ed Smith Stadium, allowing two runs over five innings in a 3-3 tie. “I was able to work on what I needed to work on and get my ‘ups,' which is most important,” Tillman said. “The toughest part of starting is getting up five, six times and getting the body used to the reps, so I feel good about where we're at.” The only runs Tillman allowed came on Pirates first basemen Pedro Alvarez's two-run homer in the second inning. Tillman hung a 3-2 changeup against Alvarez, who blasted a towering shot...

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