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Orioles 7, KC 3; also, Overnight Open Thread

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I just don't feel like writing a full-on recap. It's too damn late. You can read the Sports Network recap here.

Suffice to say, Tillman made his debut and pitched well enough to keep his team in the game, although he gave up three dingers and was out before the end of the fifth. He had some sweet changeups though, and showed a lot of poise.

Zach Greinke stuck around long enough to throw 116 pitches, only to watch his bullpen give the game away in the late innings.

At the beginning of the night, the O's scored two runs off Greinke (thanks to a B-Rob single and an ADAM JONES, SON! dinger), then loaded the bases, and then proceeded to not score. Per usual. It looked, once again, as though the Orioles would fail to knock out a starter on the ropes and their bats would have a generally anemic night.

Fortunately Robinson Tejeda decided to let them back into the game, and then some. Late inning heroics included a game-tying double by Jones in the seventh, followed by a tie-breaking double by Markakis.

A win the Orioles needed, given their week. And in other news, the Phillies got Cliff Lee, which means the Dodgers didn't, which means Sherrill might be headed west any day now.

Fun fact: The Royals finished last night's game without a single assist. That's the first time that's happened in their franchise's history.

The series finale is at 12:35 today, which duck will tell you about whenever he gets his sorry a** out of bed.

This is your Open Thread.