The Orioles gave Chris Tillman plenty of run support on Monday night, taking a 7-0 lead over the Mariners after two innings in Seattle.
Tillman (8-2) hadn't pitched in two weeks, but continued his dominance over the team that traded him away. He allowed just a run (a solo homer) on three hits, walked none and struck out four over six innings. The 'pen didn't fare as well, but the early cushion was too much for Seattle to overcome.
Nate McLouth started things off with a lead-off homer, and the O's went on to score three in the first and another four in the second. Matt Wieters homered in the fourth inning, his third dinger in the last two games, and has tied his career-high with 22 long balls on the season.
The O's are just a half game behind New York for first in the East, and still hold the second Wild Card spot. The Birds send Wei-Yin Chen to the mound on Tuesday night...