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    Chris Tillman vs. The Club that Traded him 7/4 Completely Dominant Start

    Written by Michael Williams

    Xavier Avery - LF 
    J.J. Hardy - SS 
    Chris Davis - RF 
    Adam Jones - CF 
    Jim Thome - DH 
    Matt Wieters - C 
    Wilson Betemit - 3B 
    Mark Reynolds - 1B 
    Robert Andino - 2B

    Chris Tillman - RHP (8-8, 3.63 ERA) [AAA-Norfolk] 

    Ichiro Suzuki - RF 
    Michael Saunders - CF 
    Casper Wells - LF 
    John Jaso - DH 
    Kyle Seager - 3B 
    Justin Smoak - CF 
    Justin Smoak - 1B 
    Dustin Ackley - 2B 
    Munenori Kawasaki - SS

    Hector Noesi - RHP (2-10, 5.69 ERA)


    Tillman breezed through the first and was sitting at 95 mph, topping out at 97.

    Adam Jones homered to the same spot as Andino last evening, only to the upper deck. A monster bash.

    Chris Tillman's second inning was better and more efficient than the first.

    Reynolds and Andino both single and small ball plates the second run.

    A single smashed to right by Davis gains the third.

    Orioles 3 Mariners 0

    Tillman breezes through three at 32 pitches.

    Hardy was unable to glove the first hit of the game with one down in the fourth. Chris got some strike outs in a very masculine manner. 50 pitches through four.

    Mark Reynolds doubled, advanced to third on a dropped pitch and scored on Robert Andino's single.

    Orioles 4 Mariners 0

    Tillman fantastic through five. One hit and one walk his only flaws. Throwing 97 when he needs it. Four K's 63 pitches.

    76 pitches through six. A one hit shut out by Chris Tillman.

    A single by Betemit and nothing comes of it.

    He's still throwing heat in the seventh. A lot of ground outs today for Tillman.

    96 MPH on pitch 96. Wow. Seven complete.

    Chris Tillman got four outs in the eighth. His sixth strike out was Ichiro. 108 pitches.

    125 pitches through 8 and a third. his day is done with two on.

    Johnson comes on for the save attempt.  He gives up a hit after getting a ground out. Two runs are in but neither are  earned.

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    Jim Johnson with a league leading 25th save.

    Orioles win 4-2

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