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Chris Tillman shakes off rust in first start in nine days
Chris Tillman shakes off rust in first start in nine days

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman wasn't his sharpest in his final spring tuneup before Opening Day, but he was able to limit the damage to work out of several jams against the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park on Wednesday. Tillman, who will be the team's Opening Day starter on Monday against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards, made his first start in nine days after missing his last scheduled appearance with the flu. He allowed 10 baserunners (nine hits and one walk) over 4 2/3 innings, but yielded just two runs. “I would have liked to be better early on, but I was a bit rusty,” Tillman said. “Nine days [off]. But I was...

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