Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/8/13
The Baltimore Orioles haven't had a 20-game winner in almost three decades. If he continues his current pace, Chris Tillman has an opportunity to end that drought. Tillman looks to win his fifth consecutive start and help the Orioles stay perfect on an eight-game road trip Friday night in the series opener against the San Francisco Giants. Tillman (14-3, 3.89 ERA) has won four straight and 10 of his last 11 starts, buoyed by the fifth-best run support average in the majors. The Orioles (63-51) have scored three-plus runs for him in each of his last eight starts and that offense has helped give the right-hander a chance to become the franchise's first 20-game winner since Mike Boddicker in 1984. Extra offensive support was needed against Seattle on Friday, when Tillman allowed six runs over 5 1-3 innings in Baltimore's 11-8 victory. "I missed early, got out of whack a little bit and struggled to get back in," Tillman told the team's official site. "Making adjustments is somethin...
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