A day after the Orioles sent Gausman to the mound for his major league debut, the
The Orioles gave Nolin a rude welcoming, chasing him from Friday night's game in the second inning on their way to a 10-6 win.
In their third victory in four games, the Orioles hit four homers, including
“When we got a ball over the plate it seemed like we didn't miss it,” said right fielder
The Orioles (26-22) recorded their 15th road win of the season, tying them with the
Markakis broke the game open with a three-run double into the right-center field gap off Nolin in the second inning, giving the Orioles a 6-1 lead. Nolin left after the next batter. Hitting from the leadoff spot Friday, Markakis reached base in each of his first four plate appearances.
“It's a good thing,” Markakis said, “especially when you're the leadoff guy. That's your main objective, especially with the guys I have behind me. I'm pretty confident in them getting me in.”
Nolan, who lasted just 11 batters, tied the shortest outing (1 1/3 innings) by a Toronto pitcher making his major league debut as a starter.
Each Orioles starter reached base at least once, six had multiple hits and three had three-hit nights.
“We knew we were going to have to score some runs,” Orioles manager
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado tied a 106-year-old record for most consecutive road games with three or more hits (5) by a player under 21, set in 1907 by a 20-year-old Ty Cobb.
“Wow,” Machado said when he was told of the record. “You're talking about Ty Cobb there. It's Ty Cobb. That's all you can say.”
Machado also set a franchise record for consecutive road games with three or more hits, breaking the previous mark of four set by
Tillman allowed leadoff homers in the first and second innings to
“They put some good at bats up there,” Tillman said. “They changed their approach on me a little bit. They fouled off a lot of good pitches. They're a good hitting ballclub. If you fall behind, they're going to put some good swings on balls, and they did that.”
Tillman also received some help from his defense, particularly Machado, who dazzled with several key defensive plays on the unpredictable artificial turf, none more important than a rally-killing 5-3 double play with two on and no outs in the fifth inning.
“That play Manny made tonight, it was special,” Tillman said. “He's a special kid. He's got great hands, and he's got the feet and smarts to be able to put it to use. I think that's the most impressive part about him. He knows what he's going to do right when the ball is hit -- before it's hit, really.”