With a masterful, 6-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night that snapped a three-game losing streak for the Orioles, the 25-year-old Tillman (13-3) became the first Oriole since lefty Erik Bedard in 2007 to win at least 13 games in a season. He¿s the first to hit the mark in July since Sidney Ponson won No. 13 on July 10, 2003.
Over the course of a 162-game season, some wins can get lost, but the Orioles' 4-2 victory over the Yankees on Sunday night was one that will likely resonate in the hearts of fans in Baltimore for a while.
Making just his fourth start this month, Casilla hit his first homer of the season ¿ and his first since last August ¿ a three-run shot off Cleveland right-hander Justin Masterson in the seventh inning to give the Orioles a 6-3 win over the Indians.
TORONTO -- Yes, the Orioles¿ 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays on Friday night was a tough one to swallow. But let¿s remember that this road trip began with a loss to the Tigers in Detroit, but the Orioles rebounded to take the final two games of the series.
Arrieta received Monday¿s opportunity by circumstance. He struggled in his past two starts at Triple-A Norfolk, but the Orioles needs to fill a hole Monday when right-hander Jason Hammel couldn¿t start due to a stomach virus.
After winning five of seven and taking both series in last week's homestand against the Angels and Red Sox, the Orioles hit the road today to open a six-game, seven-day road trip to Detroit and Toronto.
Chris Davis slugged his way to another milestone Sunday, pulling his 100th career home run into the right field seats, but lost in the shuffle was another trend that shows how well the Orioles first baseman has been hitting this year.
The evolution of Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman continued on Friday night with a statistical gem that was an obvious struggle. In the Orioles¿ 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox in front of a nearly packed house, Tillman did what good pitchers are supposed to do.
It was a three-run blast to give the Orioles a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers before an announced sellout crowd of 46,249 and complete a comeback against Tigers closer Jose Valverde on Friday night.
The big news coming before Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Friday afternoon was that New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi had benched their most expensive player, third baseman Alex Rodriguez, due to Rodriguez's continued struggles at the plate. Orioles manager Buck Showalter, however, took the move in stride.