Tillman, Orioles both end skids with win over Tigers

BALTIMORE (AP) Chris Tillman savored the applause he got walking off the mound at the end of the seventh inning. It had been a long time since he received that sort of reception.

Tillman pitched seven innings of one-hit ball for his first victory since last May, Pedro Alvarez went deep twice and the Orioles snapped a five-game skid with a 6-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

''It feels good, especially the way we've been playing,'' Tillman said. ''We know we are capable of better and it feels good to come out of a game with the lead for once.''

Tillman (1-4) struck out five and walked two on 98 pitches to get Baltimore its second win in 13 games. Tillman had gone 22 straight starts without a victory since May 7, 2017 - his first outing of last season. He also pitched past the sixth inning for the first time since Aug. 11, 2016.

Manny Machado hit his team-leading ninth home run and added an RBI single in the eighth. Richard Bleier pitched a perfect eighth, and Mychal Givens closed out the ninth.

Tillman provided a needed performance for the Orioles (7-19), who are enduring the second-worst 26-game stretch to begin a season in franchise history. The team started the 1988 season 0-21 before winning two of its next five games.

After two batters reached in the first inning, Tillman retired 10 straight before allowing a four-pitch walk to Victor Martinez with two outs in the fourth. He did not allow a hit until Jose Iglesias lined a one-out double in the fifth.

''It was fun to watch,'' Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. ''We all know what it could mean to us if Chris could get going like Chris is capable.''

Mike Fiers (2-2) allowed three runs and four hits with five strikeouts and one walk over six innings for the Tigers, who have lost three straight.

''I definitely could have made better pitches,'' Fiers said. ''Manny Machado is a tough out. He's one of the hottest hitters in the league right now so you have to be careful.''

Machado gave the Orioles the lead in the first with a solo homer to center. Fiers retired 12 in a row before Alvarez homered in the fifth.

''We all try and do our part,'' Alvarez said. ''Every time I go up there, I see pitches and try and do my best. Fortunately, I put some good swings on them and (drove) them out of the park.''

An RBI single by Jace Peterson that caromed off second base provided a 3-0 lead in the sixth. Alvarez hit a two-run shot in the seventh off Johnny Barbato.

SHIFTY

For the second straight night, Peterson took advantage of an infield shift on the bases. With Fiers focusing on Chris Davis at the plate, Peterson easily stole third with no one covering the bag. He executed almost an identical play the previous night against Tampa Bay and Chris Archer, who ran off the mound but could not beat Peterson to the base.

MOVES

Tigers: RHP Drew VerHagen cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: 3B Jeimer Candelario returned to the starting lineup Friday after dealing with soreness in his left wrist.

Orioles: 2B Jonathan Schoop (oblique strain) will play in an extended spring training game Wednesday in Sarasota, Florida, and then join Double-A Bowie by Friday for a rehab assignment.

UP NEXT

Tigers: Francisco Liriano (2-3, 3.13 ERA) fell short in a bid for his second career no-hitter Sunday against Kansas City when Whit Merrifield led off the sixth with a solo home run.

Orioles: Andrew Cashner (1-3, 3.60 ERA) is looking to snap a two-game skid. He has allowed just 3 hits in 28 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

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  • W: C. Tillman (1-4)L: M. Fiers (2-2)
  • HR: BAL - P. Alvarez 2 (4), M. Machado (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Martin CF40000011.275.333.495.828-0.5
J. Candelario 3B30000010.281.355.531.8860.5
M. Cabrera 1B30000110.313.402.482.8840.5
N. Castellanos RF40100012.327.377.480.8570.5
V. Martinez DH30000113.239.309.352.6610.5
J. Jones LF30000021.259.328.444.772-1.0
J. McCann C30000000.232.286.377.6630.0
J. Iglesias SS30100000.222.264.309.5732.0
D. Machado 2B30000001.210.270.346.6150.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Mancini LF40000011.266.333.394.727-0.5
    A. Santander RF00000000.194.229.299.5270.0
    J. Peterson 2B41210000.300.391.400.7917.0
    M. Machado SS31221100.356.440.6931.1339.0
    A. Jones CF40000003.257.265.440.7060.0
    C. Davis 1B40000023.167.257.256.513-1.0
    D. Valencia 3B41100011.178.275.422.6971.5
    P. Alvarez DH32232000.218.338.473.81113.0
    C. Gentry RF-LF30000010.186.239.186.425-0.5
    C. Joseph C31100000.130.149.196.3453.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Iglesias (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Peterson (2), C. Joseph
      • HR - M. Machado (9), P. Alvarez 2 (4)
      • RBI - J. Peterson (3), M. Machado 2 (20), P. Alvarez 3 (10)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Machado (8), P. Alvarez (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Peterson (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fiers (L, 2-2)6.04331523.911.2610.5
      J. Barbato2.043300113.502.00-1.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fiers (L, 2-2)6.0
      J. Barbato2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Tillman (W, 1-4)7.01002507.031.8130.5
      R. Bleier1.00000000.540.843.0
      M. Givens1.01000204.971.503.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Tillman (W, 1-4)7.0
      R. Bleier1.0
      M. Givens1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Barbato
      • IBB - M. Fiers
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 82-52, J. Barbato 32-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 6-7, J. Barbato 2-4
      • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 23, J. Barbato 10
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Givens (2)
      • HBP - C. Tillman (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Tillman 98-59, R. Bleier 11-8, M. Givens 18-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Tillman 9-7, R. Bleier 3-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Tillman 25, R. Bleier 3, M. Givens 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      L. Martin CF40000011.275.333.495.828-0.5
      J. Candelario 3B30000010.281.355.531.8860.5
      M. Cabrera 1B30000110.313.402.482.8840.5
      N. Castellanos RF40100012.327.377.480.8570.5
      V. Martinez DH30000113.239.309.352.6610.5
      J. Jones LF30000021.259.328.444.772-1.0
      J. McCann C30000000.232.286.377.6630.0
      J. Iglesias SS30100000.222.264.309.5732.0
      D. Machado 2B30000001.210.270.346.6150.0
      Total290200278-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        T. Mancini LF40000011.266.333.394.727-0.5
        A. Santander RF00000000.194.229.299.5270.0
        J. Peterson 2B41210000.300.391.400.7917.0
        M. Machado SS31221100.356.440.6931.1339.0
        A. Jones CF40000003.257.265.440.7060.0
        C. Davis 1B40000023.167.257.256.513-1.0
        D. Valencia 3B41100011.178.275.422.6971.5
        P. Alvarez DH32232000.218.338.473.81113.0
        C. Gentry RF-LF30000010.186.239.186.425-0.5
        C. Joseph C31100000.130.149.196.3453.0
        Total326863158-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Iglesias (5)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Peterson (2), C. Joseph
          • HR - M. Machado (9), P. Alvarez 2 (4)
          • RBI - J. Peterson (3), M. Machado 2 (20), P. Alvarez 3 (10)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Machado (8), P. Alvarez (4)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Peterson (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Fiers (L, 2-2)6.04331523.911.2610.5
          J. Barbato2.043300113.502.00-1.0
          Total8.0866153---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Fiers (L, 2-2)6.0
          J. Barbato2.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Tillman (W, 1-4)7.01002507.031.8130.5
          R. Bleier1.00000000.540.843.0
          M. Givens1.01000204.971.503.0
          Total9.0200270---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Tillman (W, 1-4)7.0
          R. Bleier1.0
          M. Givens1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Barbato
          • IBB - M. Fiers
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 82-52, J. Barbato 32-20
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 6-7, J. Barbato 2-4
          • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 23, J. Barbato 10
          PITCHING
          • WP - M. Givens (2)
          • HBP - C. Tillman (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Tillman 98-59, R. Bleier 11-8, M. Givens 18-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Tillman 9-7, R. Bleier 3-0
          • Batters Faced - C. Tillman 25, R. Bleier 3, M. Givens 4
          • 8TH INNING
            Machado singled to right center, Peterson scored06
          • 7TH INNING
            Alvarez homered to left center, Valencia scored05
          • 6TH INNING
            Peterson doubled to right center, Joseph scored03
          • 5TH INNING
            Alvarez homered to right center02
          • 1ST INNING
            Machado homered to center01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Mychal Givens relieved Richard Bleier
            • J. Candelario: Candelario popped out to shortstop
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Castellanos singled to shallow right center
            • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Castellanos to second on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Anthony Santander in right
            • Richard Bleier relieved Chris Tillman
            • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Machado grounded out to third
            • L. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Martin grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Barbato Pitching:
            • J. Peterson: Ball, Ball, Peterson singled to right center
            • M. Machado: Foul, Ball, Peterson to second on wild pitch, Ball, Machado singled to right center, Peterson scored
            • A. Jones: Foul, Ball, Jones flied out to center
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Davis flied out to center
            • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Valencia lined out to center
            • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • C. Tillman Pitching:
            • V. Martinez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Jones: Ball, Jones grounded out to third
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, McCann grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Johnny Barbato relieved Mike Fiers
            • D. Valencia: Strike swinging, Valencia singled to right center
            • P. Alvarez: Ball, Alvarez homered to left center, Valencia scored
            • C. Gentry: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gentry grounded out to third
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Strike swinging, Joseph fouled out to right
            • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • C. Tillman Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Cabrera flied out to deep center
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Castellanos flied out to shallow right
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Joseph doubled to shallow left
            • T. Mancini: Mancini lined out to center
            • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Peterson doubled to right center, Joseph scored
            • M. Machado: Machado intentionally walked
            • A. Jones: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Jones flied out to center
            • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Peterson stole third, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • C. Tillman Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, McCann grounded out to third
            • J. Iglesias: Ball, Foul, Ball, Iglesias doubled to left center
            • D. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Machado grounded out to third, Iglesias to third
            • L. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Davis flied out to right
            • D. Valencia: Valencia flied out to left
            • P. Alvarez: Alvarez homered to right center
            • C. Gentry: Ball, Gentry flied out to center
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • C. Tillman Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to second
            • N. Castellanos: Castellanos grounded out to third
            • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked
            • J. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • J. Peterson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Peterson grounded out to first
            • M. Machado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado grounded out to third
            • A. Jones: Foul, Jones flied out to shallow center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • C. Tillman Pitching:
            • D. Machado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Machado lined out to center
            • L. Martin: Ball, Foul, Foul, Martin flied out to right
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Candelario grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • C. Gentry: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gentry struck out swinging
            • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Joseph grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Mancini grounded out to third
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • C. Tillman Pitching:
            • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, McCann lined out to right
            • J. Iglesias: Foul, Foul, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Valencia struck out swinging
            • P. Alvarez: Ball, Strike looking, Alvarez grounded out to third
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • C. Tillman Pitching:
            • L. Martin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Martin flied out to deep center
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Candelario hit by pitch
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cabrera walked, Candelario to second
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
            • V. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Martinez flied out to left
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Peterson grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Machado homered to center
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Jones popped out to second
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)