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Zach Britton is warming up as the Orioles lead 2-1 after the top of the third, meaning Chris Tillman's afternoon is over.

With Justin Duchscherer's status uncertain with his hip issues, Tillman has a real opportunity to make a case for a rotation spot. It wasn't an impressive performance by any means, but he did make a couple of pitches to get out of jams.

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Tillman allowed one run on three hits and a walk while striking out one over two innings. Raul Ibanez hit a two-out single in the first, and Ryan Howard followed with a double to deep right center. Howard's drive appeared to be long gone, but the wind kept it in the park and the ball actually hit off of right fielder Randy Winn's glove.

In the second inning, John Mayberry Jr. had a one-out double and Brian Schneider walked before Tillman got Brian Bocock and Jimmy Rollins to end the inning. He threw 42 pitches, 25 for strikes.

The Orioles scored their first run in the second when Brendan Harris followed Jake Fox's one-out single with a run-scoring double off Roy Oswalt.

They then took the lead in the third as Winn hit a leadoff single off Brad Lidge, stole second base and then scored on Matt Wieters' two-out single to right field.

The third ended when Nolan Reimold was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double.

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