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American League Preview from The Sports Network



Friday, August 2nd (All times Eastern)

Seattle Mariners (50-58) at Baltimore Orioles (60-49), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Seattle - Aaron Harang (5-9, 4.89) Baltimore - Chris Tillman (13-3, 3.62)

(Sports Network) - It has to be a little painful for the Seattle Mariners every time they face Baltimore hurler Chris Tillman.

It doesn't help that they have never beaten their former prospect.

Tillman eyes a fourth straight winning start on Friday night when the Orioles open up a three-game series versus the visiting Mariners.

Tillman gets the start tonight looking to become the first Baltimore pitcher to win 14 games in a season since Erik Bedard's 15-victory campaign in 2006. He is the first Orioles hurler since Bedard in 2007 to win 13 games after beating Boston last Friday. The righty scattered two hits and three walks while striking out a career high-tying eight batters in a 6-0 triumph.

"He was the difference maker tonight," Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said of Tillman. "Chris is a guy that can survive when he doesn't have it. He just keeps pitching."

Tillman won his third straight start and has a 2.98 earned run average over his last 10 outings, winning nine of those. He is 13-3 with a 3.62 ERA in 21 starts overall this year.

The 25-year-old was slated to start on Thursday versus Houston, but was pushed back a day after the Orioles acquired Bud Norris from the Astros prior to Wednesday's non-waiver trade deadline. Statistically the move favors Tillman as he is 4-0 lifetime versus the Mariners in four starts with a 0.98 ERA, having allowed three earned runs over 27 2/3 innings.

The Mariners selected Tillman during the second round of the 2006 draft, but dealt him to the Orioles in a package that included Adam Jones and two other players for, coincidentally, Bedard.

Norris, meanwhile, picked up a victory in his Orioles debut, holding his former Astros club to two runs while striking out eight over six innings of Thursday's 6-3 triumph.

Chris Davis added to his Major League-leading totals with his 39th homer and 100th RBI of the season for Baltimore, which won for only the third time in its past nine games.

"We kept grinding and strung some hits together," said Showalter. "A lot of key hits. It's still a work in progress."

Showalter's club will now welcome a Mariners team that has lost five of its past six and was swept in three games by the Boston Red Sox, who the Orioles trail by 5 1/2 games for first place in the AL East.

Seattle lost the final two games of the series in walk-off fashion, including a heart-breaking 8-7 decision on Thursday that saw Boston rally for six runs in the ninth inning.

Felix Hernandez allowed one run over seven frames, but Tom Wilhelmsen, Oliver Perez and Yoervis Medina combined to give up the six runs on six hits and three walks in the ninth while recording just one out.

"Well played ballgame by us up until that last inning," Mariners acting manager Robby Thompson said. "Great job by Felix again ... unfortunately in the ninth inning we didn't get the three outs that we needed."

Henry Blanco hit a grand slam for Seattle, while Kendrys Morales went 4-for-5 with an RBI.

Seattle's Aaron Harang gets his third career look at Baltimore tonight and got the better of the club at home back on May 1, when he held the Orioles to a pair of runs on four hits over six innings.

The veteran righty is 5-9 with a 4.89 ERA in 17 starts this year and has allowed three earned runs of fewer in seven of his past eight starts. He has given up just a total of two runs over his last two outings, splitting those decisions.

Harang is coming off a 4-0 loss to Minnesota on Saturday as he allowed the one run on three hits and two walks. However, he needed 107 pitches to get through five innings.

"You know, if I had to go out back out there, I could have gone out back there," said Harang. "But obviously, it seems like that's the magic number ... 100 pitches, and that's usually when your day is over with."

The 35-year-old is just 1-4 with a 6.03 ERA in six road starts this year.

The Mariners won two of three at home versus the Orioles back on April 29-May 1, but has lost six in a row in Baltimore.

08/02 10:21:10 ET

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Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
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NYR 1
CAR 0
 
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
Final
MIA 100
BOS 84
Final
BRK 110
DET 105
Final
SAC 108
LAL 101
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ORL 88
PHI 96
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WAS 92
PHO 104
Final
MIN 96
IND 100
Final
OKC 99
NOP 101
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UVA 76
HARV 27
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BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
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CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Final
UGA 65
SHU 47
Final
ALA 60
APP 59
Final
KSU 53
NDST 52
 
Final
WASU 82
SJST 53
1st
UTEP 28
ALCOR 9
 
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
SACST
 
Final
DET 1
COL 2
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EDM 5
DAL 6
Final
BOS 4
BUF 3
Final
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
Final
CHI 4
TOR 0
1st Intermission
WIN 2
PHI 1
 
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
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MIA 37
MIN 35
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NYJ 16
NEP 17
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STL 27
NYG 37
Final
OAK 26
BUF 24
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
2nd
ARI 3
SEA 14