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Saturday, July 18, 2015
Chris Tillman, 2015 Topps Orioles Team Set #BO-14
Earlier this week I looked at the pitching matchups for this weekend's series in Detroit, and saw that tonight's game would be Chris Tillman vs. David Price. Naturally, I groaned, because I can't see the future. Tonight Tillman was masterful; he allowed a single and a walk in the first inning and then retired the last 23 batters he faced, making Manny Machado's third-inning solo homer off of Price stand up. The O's tall righthander left after eight one-hit innings, but a two-run single by Caleb Joseph in the top of the ninth made Zach Britton's job a bit easier. The All-Star closer retired the side in order in the bottom of the inning for his 24th save in 25 tries. So tomorrow Miguel Gonzalez takes the mound as the Birds have a chance to win the series. You can't ask for much more.
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