Rich Hill's rotation spot could be in jeopardy as the O's prepare to summon Chris Tillman. (AP)
By Brian Eller / MLB.com
Rich Hill, fighting to stay in the rotation, didn't present his best case, allowing three runs in only 2 1/3 innings before exiting. The Orioles, who received a homer and two RBIs from All-Star Adam Jones, fought back, tying the game in the fifth. But Kansas City went back up in the seventh.
IBB: Pena, B (by Bass). HBP: Jones, Ad (by Chen, B), Mora (by Chen, B). Pitches-strikes:
Chen, B 99-64, Tejeda 25-20, Soria 18-13, Hill, R 61-35, Bass 38-22, Albers, M 23-17, Baez 21-13, Meredith 12-8. Groundouts-flyouts:
Chen, B 1-3, Tejeda 4-2, Soria 2-0, Hill, R 2-0, Bass 5-1, Albers, M 3-1, Baez 1-1, Meredith 1-0. Batters
faced: Chen, B 26, Tejeda 9, Soria 3, Hill, R 14, Bass 14, Albers, M 7, Baez 6, Meredith 3. Inherited
runners-scored: Bass 2-0, Albers, M 1-0. Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Wally Bell.
3B: Chad Fairchild. Weather: 87 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 7 mph, Out to LF. T: 2:55. Att:
15,169. Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards. July 27, 2009 July 27, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner