Orioles lead 4-1 as Tillman does his job; offense gets to King Felix
By Jeff Zrebiec
May 11, 2011 | 5:08 PM
Here's a statement that I bet you didn't expect to read tonight: Chris Tillman out-pitched Felix Hernandez by a wide margin.
The game is now into both bullpens with the Orioles leading 4-1 heading into the top of the seventh. Tillman stranded two runners in the top of the sixth, striking out Adam Kennedy on a changeup to keep the Orioles' three-run lead intact.
Tillman went six innings, allowing one run, three hits and three walks. He struck out five and threw a season-high 112 pitches against his former team. Jason Berken has relieved him.
Hernandez, meanwhile, allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out four over five innings. The Orioles had a great approach against him all night, making him throw 105 pitches to get 15 outs.
Derrek Lee hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game in the third inning. Luke Scott gave the Orioles the lead with an RBI single in the fifth and then Adam Jones followed with a two-run triple. Jones is now 6-for-9 with five RBIs, two doubles and a triple in the first two games of the series against his former team.