Tillman to face Stroman in AL wild-card game

BY foxsports • October 3, 2016

TORONTO (AP) Chris Tillman is scheduled to start for the Baltimore Orioles against Marcus Stroman and the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League wild-card game Tuesday night.

Both teams announced their pitching plans Monday as they prepped for the playoff opener at Rogers Centre.

Tillman (16-6, 3.77 ERA) took a no-decision against the Blue Jays in his final start of the regular season, allowing two runs, one earned, and six hits in 5 2/3 innings last Wednesday. In 13 career starts at Rogers Centre, the right-hander is 2-6 with a 7.01 ERA.

Stroman lost to Baltimore in his final regular-season start, allowing four runs and nine hits in seven innings last Thursday. He is 1-2 with a 7.04 ERA in four starts against the Orioles this season.

The winning team heads to Texas to play the AL West champion Rangers in a best-of-five Division Series beginning Thursday.

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