Orioles still waiting for a starter to complete seven innings (O’s win 2-1)

We’re tied tonight and Chris Tillman won’t get a decision.

It sure looked like he was barreling toward a win.

Tillman allowed three of his four hits in the seventh inning, and Colby Rasmus’ two-out single with the count full scored Edwin Encarnacion and erased the Orioles’ 1-0 lead.

Darren O’Day replaced Tillman and walked Brett Lawrie to load the bases again. Emilio Bonifacio struck out to keep the game tied.

The Orioles still don’t have a starter who’s gone seven innings this season. Tillman came within a strike.

Tillman is charged with one run and four hits in 6 2/3 innings, with three walks and three strikeouts. He threw 103 pitches, 65 for strikes.

Tillman retired 13 of 15 before Encarnacion singled with one out in the seventh.

Jason Hammel has gone 6 2/3 innings in a start this season. Tillman matched him tonight.

Tonight’s attendance: 11,168. That’s paid attendance. I wonder how many people burned their tickets to stay warm.

Update: O’Day tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings, walking two and striking out two. He’s allowed one earned run in 10 innings this season.

Jim Johnson had a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

We’re still tied. It’s still really cold. Can the Orioles spare all of us extra innings?

Update II: No free baseball. Just freezing baseball.

Nick Markakis singled to left field with the bases loaded and two outs to give the Orioles a 2-1 win.

Markakis fell behind 0-2 against reliever Aaron Loup. He fouled off a pitch and lined his single near the line.

Shortstop Munenori Kawasaki committed a throwing error with two outs after fielding Alexi Casilla’s bouncer. The inning should have been over.

Loup hit Davis with his first pitch to open the inning and J.J. Hardy laid down a sacrifice bunt. Steve Pearce popped up and Nolan Reimold was walked intentionally to set up Markakis’ game-winner.

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