It was another awful night for a young Oriole starter, as Chris Tillman gave up eight runs without making it out of the third inning. He was no match for Wade Davis, who held the Orioles to one run in eight innings and who now has three of his nine career wins against the Orioles.
The only successful group on the Orioles tonight was the bullpen. After Tillman exited with 2 outs in the third inning, Matt Albers, David Hernandez, Koji Uehara, and Alfredo Simon pitched 6.1 innings, allowing just 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7. Other than that, it was a sad, sad game.
The Orioles scored their only run in the fifth inning when they were already down 8-0. Scott Moore walked and then scored on a single by Cesar Izturis. At that point the O's had two on and zero out and Felix Pie hit a line drive, unfortunately right at Evan Longoria, who turned it into a double play. That'd be it for the O's offense.
Ugh. Not much else to say. The Orioles will try again tomorrow. Unfortunately they have to try against Matt Garza.