Chris Tillman shut down his former team once again, as the Orioles went on to win 3-1 over the Mariners.
For the Orioles, Miguel Gonzalez was making his ninth major league appearance, and sixth career start.
The Orioles received a little payback in New York Wednesday afternoon, falling 12-3 to the Yankees. JJ Hardy connected for a Solo Shot in the big blowout.
At first, it looked like the Orioles were intent on punishing their front office for not making any deals at the non-waiver trade deadline.
Miguel Gonzalez struck out eight batters and Jim Johnson notched his first save since his meltdown.
The Orioles got on the board first against Rays starter James Shields (L, 6-9) in the fifth. Markakis singled with one out. Shields hit Hardy with a pitch, and walked Jim Thome, loading the bases for Adam Jones.
The Orioles entered Wednesday night’s game against Tampa Bay having gone through their most impressive stretch of starting pitching all season. Despite dropping the last two games following a five game winning streak, Orioles starters had a stretch of seven consecutive quality starts. Yeah, about that…
Chris Tillman shook off a horrendous second outing of the year with a terrific performance in Cleveland Saturday night, getting late-inning offensive heroics from a man who started his major league career when Tillman was 3 years old.