Tillman shaky in spring debut as Orioles tie Blue Jays 6-6

BY foxsports • March 15, 2016

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Chris Tillman allowed two runs and didn't make it out of the second inning in Tuesday's shaky spring debut for the Baltimore Orioles, who tied the Toronto Blue Jays 6-6.

The former All-Star served up four hits in the first, including a second-pitch leadoff double to Kevin Pillar and RBI singles to Jose Bautista and Chris Colabello.

The right-hander then yielded a double to prospect Darrell Ceciliani to open the second and consecutive two-out walks to AL MVP Josh Donaldson and Bautista before being lifted with the bases loaded.

Tillman, who missed two weeks recovering from a strained flexor muscle in his right hip, gave up five hits, walked three and struck out one.

Pedro Alvarez drove in a run for the Orioles with a single off Toronto starter Jesse Chavez in the first. And Baltimore's Alfredo Marte hit a two-run homer in the eighth as part of a four-run inning.

Dalton Pompey tied it on a solo shot in the ninth for the Blue Jays.

share story