Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - The Orioles knocked around Martin Perez
early, Chris Tillman protected the advantage over eight-plus innings and
Baltimore finished off a sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 4-2 win on Sunday.
Matt Wieters, J.J. Hardy and Brian Roberts each had two hits and an RBI to
propel the offense and Baltimore to its seventh victory in eight games. Manny
Machado knocked in a run as well in the triumph.
Tillman (12-3) was a late addition to the All-Star Game and proved his worth
by fanning seven and limiting Texas to two runs on six hits and three walks
over his impressive outing. The righty has won nine of his last 10 decisions.
Adrian Beltre reached him for a home run in the ninth, but Brian Matusz and
Darren O'Day pieced together the last three outs, with the latter earning the
save to send Texas to its seventh loss in eight games.
Perez (3-3) surrendered all four runs between the second and fourth innings,
giving up nine hits over 6 1/3 frames. Ian Kinsler had two hits and knocked in
a run for the Rangers, who have lost five straight to the Orioles.
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