RHP Chris Tillman (1-2, 4.24) tonight will make his 8th Major League start of this season, his 4th at home and the 1st of his career vs. Texas.
Tillman did not get a decision in his last start, Saturday at home vs. Cleveland. Over five innings and 90 pitches he gave up just one run and six hits.
Tillman's first two starts: 6.75 ERA
Tillman's last five starts: 3.34 ERA
Tillman has recorded three quality starts and has allowed 3ER or less in six of seven starts. The Orioles are 2-5 when he starts.
Tillman, a second-round pick of Seattle in 2006, is 1-0, 3.86 in three Camden Yards starts.
In 84 career minor league games, Tillman went 29-24, 3.79.
RHP Scott Feldman (14-4, 3.72) tonight will make his 25th start of the season, his 13th on the road and the 3rd of his career vs. the Orioles.
Over his last two starts vs. Tampa and Minnesota Feldman has pitched a combined 12 2/3 shutout innings allowing eight hits.
In six starts in August, he went 5-0, 2.89.
Feldman, 26 years old from Hawaii, went 6-8, 5.29 last season in 25 starts.
This year the Rangers are 17-7 when he starts, winning five of the last six. In 12 road starts, Feldman is 10-1, 2.92.
Feldman vs. Baltimore:
2009: 1-0, 4.70, 2 games, 1 start (7 2/3IP, 8H, 4ER)
Career: 2-0, 3.93, 6 games, 2 starts (18 1/3IP, 21H)