The Tampa Bay Rays arrived at Camden Yards with the reputation of being a team that swings early, but the past two nights they've forced the Orioles to beat them by throwing strikes.
A night after the Orioles won the series opener despite getting just five innings from starter Jake Arrieta, right-hander Chris Tillman wasn't as lucky. Tillman battled control problems Wednesday in the Orioles' 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay in front of an announced 13,591.
Tillman constantly worked from behind in the count — throwing 17 first-pitch balls to the 22 batters his faced — and lasted just five innings after throwing 93 pitches.
In 14 games this season, Orioles starting pitchers have...