The long awaited first outing for Chris Tillman‘s shoulder was today. It appeared to survive. The Orioles put the sweep to the previously first place Chicago White Sox.

Starter

Chris Tillman pitched five innings. He allowed three hits and three walks. No runs. He struck out four. He had command of all his pitches, and was around 91 mph. His first inning he had trouble with control. He threw 93 pitches. Today was his first start of the season after shoulder disability.

Relief

Alec Asher pitched three and a third innings of scoreless relief.

Brad Brach closed out the game with a double play ball with two on.

Hitters

Joey Rickard had three hits. A double two singles and a stolen base.

Trey Mancini was three for four.

Francisco Pena was two for three. Then his thumb bent weird and they could not fix it and he had to be remove. They called it a cramp It appeared out of joint.

The Orioles hit Jose Quintana soundly and ran up his pitch count. There should have been more runs.

Fielding 

All clear. Chris Davis made some nice scoops again.

Box Score

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Michael Williams
Michael Williams has been an Orioles fan since the sixties when his family moved from Reading Pa to York Pa. Also, the Phillies and 1964. His Grandfather got the Chef Boyardee box seats and Mike was hooked. Brooks Robinson calls him not a fan, but a friend. He has been a member of the Orioles Hangout since early in the New Millennium and Managing Editor since 2011. Or so it seems. He lives in Harrisburg PA, down by the river. Not currently in a van.