Tillman; Offense continue to power Baltimore
Baltimore Orioles: 23-13
The Orioles looked liked the best offence in baseball again (because they are) and clobbered their foes. Only one game saw them below five runs, and that won was claimed by an astonishingly good Chris Tillman.
Tillman has helped an otherwise weak rotation stay afloat, also giving the Orioles’ strong pen rest every 5th start. The Baltimore right-hander has made eight starts in 2016 and currently owns a 2.58 ERA.
Offence is the key for the Orioles. If they mash enough, their excellent bullpen can clamp down the win. With Gallardo still out, the Orioles will look to do more of the same. But with Manny Machado putting up MVP-type numbers, and offensive production from every member of the lineup.
The Orioles will look to keep an advantage over the surging Red Sox. Baltimore faces the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels over the coming week.
The Orioles will look for their offensive excellence to keep them in the drivers seat in the AL East, but their starting rotation to pick up pace if they are to distance themselves from the Boston Red Sox.
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