Baltimore shuts out Kansas City in series finale

baltimore oriolesChris Tillman and Brad Brach combined on a nine-hit shutout in a 4-0 Baltimore Orioles win over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.

Tillman (8-1, 3.01 ERA) went seven and a third innings, giving up eight hits and striking out nine. Brach (0.84 ERA, two saves) closed the game out with an inning and two-thirds of work, giving up a hit and a walk, striking out three.

All of the offense in the game came in the fifth, on a two-run Ryan Flaherty double, an Adam Jones sac fly and a Hyun Soo Kim RBI single.

Baltimore (35-23) has a one-game lead on the Boston Red Sox (34-24) in the American League East.


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