Chris Tillman, who celebrated his 26th birthday on Tuesday, is 4-2 with a 2.67 ERA in 12 career starts against the Red Sox, including an Opening Day no decision against Boston in the season opener on March 31. He is 1-1 with a 2.37 ERA in five career starts at Fenway Park.
Orioles third baseman Jonathan Schoop knows he will have his share of growing pains at the major league level, but as he struggled through the first five games of the season, one of his teammates noticed that something was amiss with the 22-year-old.
Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez overcame a rocky first inning to allow two runs over five hits over six innings in a 3-3, 10-inning tie with the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.
The Orioles made a pair of significant roster cuts following their 7-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, optioning South Korean right-hander Suk-min Yoon and catcher Johnny Monell to Triple-A Norfolk.
Francisco Peguero hit a three-run triple with two outs in the eighth inning to cap a seven-run frame to give the Orioles a 9-7 comeback win over the Toronto Blue Jays in their Grapefruit League home opener in front of 6,901 at Ed Smith Stadium.
Evan Meek's journey from Rule 5 pick, to All-Star reliever, to nonroster spring training invitee has taken its share of wild twists and turns, but the Orioles hope that they've snagged the 30-year-old at just the right time.