With the resurgent Chris Tillman throwing a complete game shutout Wednesday, the Orioles made their emphatic point with a 2-0 victory in front of an announced 29,328 that patiently waited out a 33-minute rain delay before the first pitch to witness a sweep of the Atlanta Braves.
Monday was a pretty productive off day for the Orioles since both the Rays and Yankees lost. So the Orioles head into tonight's series opener in Boston trailing the Rays by four games for second place in the AL East, as well as the first AL Wild Card spot.
Jair Jurrjens is eager to jump into a crowded Orioles rotation competition come spring training. The former Atlanta Braves right-hander -- who agreed to terms with the Orioles on a one-year deal this week -- said he feels healthy for the first time in years.
Wada, a former standout in the Japanese Pacific League who signed a two-year, $8.14-million deal this offseason, lasted just 2 2/3 innings Thursday in his start against the Gwinnett (Ga.) Braves, allowing six runs — all earned — on six hits with four walks and one strikeout.