For the second night in a row, Baltimore pitching held the most productive offense in the majors to two runs.
The 23-year-old right hander allowed three runs on three hits in the sixth; by far his worst outing of the season. Chris Davis reached on an infield single and scored on J.J. Hardy’s ensuing double to right. Jonathan Schoop followed with a two-run homer to give the AL East leaders a 3-0 advantage.
Miguel Gonzalez held the Los Angeles Angels scoreless through seven innings Tuesday night, scattering three hits and four walks. Mike Trout placed the only dent in Gonzalez’s night hitting his 24th home run of the season, scoring Hank Conger and cutting the Orioles lead to 4-2.
Zach Britton shut the door in the ninth, earning his 18th save while improving Baltimore to a season-high 11 games over .500. The Angels, meanwhile, suffer their first home-series loss since May 5-7 against the Yankees.
Jered Weaver may be the biggest benefactor from Garrett Richards’ stellar season. Talk of his declining speed and increased walk rate isn’t as prevalent as it was during spring training, thanks in part to a 10-win first half.
Weaver hasn’t faced Baltimore since winning three decisions in 2012. He’s tasked with snapping the Halos out of a two-game losing streak-their first since mid-June-while facing an Orioles ball club whose won 14 of their last 20 road games.
Chris Tillman is 6-0 in 12 road starts, despite a 4.96 ERA away from Camden Yards. He’s yielded four runs over the last 20 2/3 innings and hasn’t allowed more than three since June 5 in Texas.
The Orange County native is 2-0 with a 1.84 ERA in two career starts against the Angels. In his only Angel Stadium outing, Tillman spread three hits through eight shutout innings last season.
- The Angels haven’t been swept at Angel Stadium since an Opening Week series against Seattle.
- Tillman grew up in Anaheim and graduated from Fountain Valley High School.
- Adam Jones is a hitting .313 lifetime against Weaver with a triple, home run, and four RBIs.
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