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              === Orioles send Tillman to mound against Tribe ===
 (Sports  Network)  - Chris Tillman  goes after a 16th  win on Tuesday when the
 Baltimore  Orioles continue  a three-game  set with  the Cleveland  Indians at
 Progressive Field.
 Tillman  won  for the first time  in five starts  on Thursday in Boston, as he
 held  the Red  Sox to a pair of runs  and six hits in seven innings to run his
 record to 15-4, while lowering his ERA to 3.61.
 "He's  always had  it. Now all the  things he's gone through in the process of
 pitching are starting to click for him. When he's carrying multiple pitches he
 can  get  over the plate, it's  a tough presentation for the opposition," said
 Orioles manager Buck Showalter.
 "It  all starts  with his approach. This  guy is scary. Here's mine, let's see
 what you can do. He's going to come at you. He trusts himself."
 He's  the  first Orioles  starter to reach  15 wins since  Erik Bedard back in
 "It's big for the team. For me, it is what it is, but I think it's big for the
 team,"  said Tillman,  who is 2-1 in  four starts versus the Tribe with a 4.79
 Cleveland  will counter with right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, who has lost four of
 his  last five  starts. Jimenez lost in Atlanta on Thursday, as he surrendered
 three  runs and  seven hits in seven innings  to fall to 9-9 on the year to go
 along with a 3.95 ERA.
 Jimenez beat the Orioles the only other time he faced them.
 Baltimore  started this series off in winning fashion on Monday, as Bud Norris
 tossed  seven  solid innings and  Matt Wieters  and Nate McLouth propelled the
 offense in a 7-2 triumph.
 Norris  (10-10) yielded  just four  hits while  striking out  eight, taking  a
 shutout  into  the seventh inning that  was spoiled by Jason Kipnis' solo home
 run. Wieters had four hits, including a two-run homer in the ninth that capped
 the win.
 "I just had a great plan with Wieters," Norris said of his batterymate. "A lot
 of credit goes to him."
 McLouth  had  a homer and  three RBI among  his two hits,  and was robbed of a
 third  after Nick Markakis missed second base on a would-be run-scoring double
 in the top of the second.
 Brian  Roberts added  a two-run double to the victory, which moved the Orioles
 within two games of Tampa Bay for the AL's second wild card spot.
 Cleveland received solo blasts from Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall, but got only
 an  inning-plus from  Justin Masterson  (14-10)  before the  Indians' ace  was
 removed with soreness in his left side.
 The  loss,  Cleveland's sixth in seven  outings, dropped the Tribe 3 1/2 games
 off the pace of the second wild card.
 Baltimore has won three of its five games with the Indians this season.
 09/03 10:41:30 ET