After a 35-minute rain delay before first pitch, the Orioles got a run in the first inning on Adam Jones' two-out RBI single. But the lead was short-lived because of a disastrous bottom of the first inning for the Orioles battery of Chris Tillman and Jake Fox.
Tillman allowed the first three hitters he faced to reach on singles. Chris Getz started it off with a leadoff single and stole second. He scored on Melky Cabrera's single. Cabrera, who advanced to second on Jones' throw home to try and get Getz, scored on Alex Gordon's RBI single.
Tillman retired Billy Butler and Jeff Francoeur before allowing an RBI double to Wilson Betemit. The inning should have been over there because Mike Aviles lofted an infield pop-up. However, shortstop Robert Andino and third baseman Mark Reynolds both lost the ball in the sun, and it went for an RBI single.
Aviles stole second before Tillman retired Brayan Pena to end the inning.