Chris Tillman lost his no-hitter with one out in the seventh inning when Ian Kinsler grounded a single into left field.
Now we can talk about it.
Tillman had allowed one baserunner, walking Elvis Andrus, before Kinsler broke up the no-no.
Tillman deserves credit for maintaining his focus and retiring Vladimir Guerrero and Josh Hamilton, protecting a 5-0 lead that was built in part on home runs by Nick Markakis, Cesar Izturis and Adam Jones.
With his pitch count at 101, a complete-game shutout probably isn’t in the cards.
Update: Nope. David Murphy singled to center and took third when the ball skipped past Jones, and Tillman uncorked a wild pitch to end the shutout bid. Tillman leaves after a career-high 7 1/3 innings.
Good idea to call him up.
Update II: Nolan Reimold hit his sixth home run tonight at Triple-A Norfolk.
Update III: Single-A Frederick’s Billy Rowell hit a walk-off home run.