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Chris Tillman had a shaky start against the Mariners in Seattle June 30. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Bob Haynie: Tillman Has To Be The Stopper For The Birds

The Orioles lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-5 on Monday night in Chavez Ravine. The loss was the Birds’ fifth-straight and trimmed their lead in the AL East to two games over the Boston Red Sox.

07/05/2016

BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 08: Chris Tillman #30 of the Baltimore Orioles reacts after a pitch in the seventh inning during a MLB baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 8, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Bob Haynie: Tillman’s Ace Performance Lifts Orioles Over The Sox

In need of a quality start, manager Buck Showalter turned to right-hander Chris Tillman to get it done. On Tuesday night against the Boston Red Sox, the Orioles ace was up to the challenge.

06/15/2016

BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 08: Brad Brach #35 of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates with his teammate Matt Wieters #32 after the Orioles defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-0 during a MLB baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 8, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Bob Haynie: The Orioles Crown The Royals

The Birds registered a three-game sweep and in the process outscored last season’s World Series Champs 17-2. In Wednesday night’s series finale, Right-handers Chris Tillman and Brad Brach combined to shutout the Royals 4-0.

06/09/2016

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 31: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox follows his three run homer against the Baltimore Orioles in the second inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 31, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Bob Haynie: The Red Sox Are Beating The Orioles At Their Own Game

Boston has out-homered Baltimore 7-0 in the two contests. They have outscored the Orioles 13-4 in extending their lead in the AL East to three games.

06/01/2016

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 17: Ubaldo Jimenez #31 of the Baltimore Orioles is relieved in the fifth inning against the Seattle Mariners on May 17, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Bob Haynie: Jimenez Not Getting It Done For The Orioles

The Birds are in first place in the AL East and have the second-best record in Major League Baseball. If they want to remain in their lofty position, their starting rotation needs to stabilize.

05/23/2016

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 14: Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles drives in a run with a double in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 14, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Bob Haynie: Jones Heating Up As Birds Return Home

If the Birds are going to achieve big success this year, they are going to need center fielder Adam Jones to play like the outstanding performer that he is. After a slow start with the bat, it looks like Jones is starting to get back on track.

05/12/2016

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 26: Manager Buck Showalter #26 of the Baltimore Orioles watches from the dugout during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on August 26, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Bob Haynie: Orioles Set To Battle Yankees And Injuries

After winning the first two games, the Orioles had to settle for a series split with the Chicago White Sox. Not only did they lose the last two contests of the four-game set, the Birds lost their closer and starting shortstop as well.

05/03/2016

BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 14: Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles makes a throw against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 14, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The New York Yankees won, 5-3.

Bob Haynie: Machado’s Brilliance Leads Orioles To Division Lead

Three weeks into the 2016 Major League Baseball season, the Baltimore Orioles hold the early advantage in the AL East.

04/25/2016

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 11: Ubaldo Jimenez #31 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the 6th inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 11, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Bob Haynie: Orioles And Blue Jays Are Big On The Home Runs

The last two American League Eastern Division champs will renew acquaintances this week in Baltimore.

04/19/2016

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - APRIL 10: A general view during the third inninig of the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 10, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Bob Haynie: Orioles Are Showing Offensive Versatility

Early in 2016, they have beaten teams in different ways. The starting pitching has been solid and the bullpen has been strong.

04/12/2016

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 29: Ubaldo Jimenez #31 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches to Adam Eaton #1 of the Chicago White Sox in the first inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 29, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The game was played without spectators due to the social unrest in Baltimore. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Bob Haynie: Gallardo On The Hill For The Birds

Right-hander Yovani Gallardo will make his regular season debut as a member of the Orioles on Wednesday night against Minnesota in game two of the series at Camden Yards.

04/06/2016

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 10: Pitching coach Dave Wallace (C) talks with catcher Caleb Joseph #36 and starting pitcher Kevin Gausman #39 of the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 10, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Bob Haynie: Starting Pitching Will Make Or Break The Orioles

If the Orioles are going to have any chance of continuing this run of success and being a contender in the American League, the starting pitching will have to be better than it was in 2015.

04/01/2016

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