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Orioles' Chris Tillman strong in return, but health of shoulder will be monitored

Orioles' Chris Tillman strong in return, but health of shoulder will be monitored

Chris Tillman's return from the disabled list Sunday went well, so well that the return of the Orioles' top starter to a stabilized rotation with three weeks remaining in the season could do as much for their playoff chances as any win.

The pity is that they can't revel in it. Not yet, at least. Even with six strong innings completed and a victory earned in the team's 3-1, series-clinching win over the Detroit Tigers, there's no guarantee that the shoulder problem that has kept the right-hander out for much of the last month is behind Tillman.

The uncertainty surrounding the 16-game winner's role as the Orioles jostle for a playoff spot resurfaced Sunday evening at Comerica...

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