Not Tillman time - After allowing just one run over 6 2/3 vs. Tampa in his last start, tonight, O's rookie Chris Tillman gave up four runs and six hits over five innings. Tillman falls to 2-4, 4.71 after 11 Major League starts. In two starts vs. Toronto, Tillman is 0-1, 4.63. The O's are 4-7 when he starts. The O's bullpen again served up late runs for an opponent. Tonight in three innings, the bullpen allowed seven hits and five runs (all earned). Over the last three games, the O's pen ERA is 8.25. In 12 innings, the pen has given up 21 hits, 11ER and five homers. Where's the beef - The Orioles are struggling on offense yet again. Tonight they went just 6 for 32 at bat with one extra-base hit, a double. They were 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position. Over the last six games the O's are batting .215 as a team with 15 runs and 12 extra-base hits. They have 41 hits in the six games. Over those six games they have scored 4,0,1,5,3, and 2 runs. The Orioles have scored three runs or less in 28 of 62 games since the All-Star break and are 1-27 in those contests. The O's suffered their 11th straight loss on a Monday. It's statistically their worst day of the week and they are now 5-13 on Mondays. Their last Monday win was on June 1st. O's are 20-43 vs. the AL East: *O's are 7-29 vs. Boston and NYY *O's are 13-14 vs. Tampa and Toronto The O's are 60-90 on the season and fall to a season-low 30 games under .500. Matt Wieters was 1 for 4 tonight with three strikeouts and a single. He is 8 for 16 during a four-game hitting streak. Over his last 8 games, Wieters is 13 for 29 (.448) with two homers and 10 RBI. Felix Pie went 1 for 3 with two RBI. He is 4 for 11 with 3 RBI over his past three games. Over his last 31 games he is batting .326-7-16. Slump breaker ? - Nick Markakis, who entered in a 1 for 18 and 3 for 35 slump, reached base twice, going 1 for 3 with a walk. Markakis has just one RBI over his last ten games and four over the last 16 games. Toronto snapped a four-game losing streak. The Jays improve to 39-36 at home, 21-43 vs. the AL East and 8-13 in September. The Orioles fall to 6-7 vs. Toronto, including a mark of 1-6 at Rogers Centre. The O's have now lost five in a row and seven of nine and are 6-13 over the last 19 contests. They fall to 24-48 in road games.
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