This playoff push is getting pretty exciting, and the O's continue to play great ball against great teams. Tuesday night was no exception, as the Orioles toppled the Texas rangers 5-3 in Arlington.
Chris Tillman was in command, allowing just a solo homer in the third before surrendering a two-run bomb in the seventh. Tillman (6-2) went 6 2/3 innings, allowing six hits and a walk while striking out seven. Pedro Strop possibly saved the game with a full-count strikeout of Josh Hamilton with two on and two outs in the seventh. Jim Johnson was credited with the save after a 1-2-3 ninth.
The O's took a 1-0 lead in the first before breaking through with a four-run fifth. Nate McLouth launched his first homer of the season, a two-run shot, to cap-off the scoring.
The Yankees and Rays both lost, so the Orioles now trail them in the East by five and one game, respectively. The O's still hold sole possession of the second Wild Card spot. Tommy Hunter takes the mound tonight against his former team.