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                 === Tillman takes ball for O's in Toronto ===
 
 (SportsNetwork.com) - One of Chris Tillman's best performances this season
 also resulted in his only loss.
 
 The Baltimore hurler will try to avenge that setback on Wednesday night as the
 Orioles resume a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays.
 
 Tillman, a 16-game winner last season, is 2-1 with a 1.71 earned run average
 through four starts, with that lone defeat coming on April 11 at home versus
 Toronto.
 
 The right-hander was handed a 2-0 setback despite both runs he allowed over
 eight innings coming unearned. The Blue Jays got the runs off him in the
 fourth inning, a frame that saw third baseman Jonathan Schoop commit a pair of
 throwing errors.
 
 Tillman fell to 3-4 with a 3.42 ERA in his career versus Toronto, though he
 earned praise after the outing.
 
 "That was one of the best I've ever seen Tillman throw," said teammate Adam
 Jones. "He threw a tremendous ball."
 
 Tillman returned to the win column on Friday versus Boston despite lasting
 just five innings. The 26-year-old was charged with three runs on seven hits
 and four walks, striking out five.
 
 One result of Tillman's tough luck nearly two weeks ago was Dustin McGowan
 picking up his first victory since 2008. He'll look for similar luck tonight
 for the Blue Jays.
 
 In facing Baltimore nearly two weeks ago, McGowan was making just his sixth
 start since his last previous victory on June 22, 2008 and hurled 6 1/3
 scoreless innings. He also moved to 1-3 with a 5.98 ERA in his career against
 the Orioles, facing them 14 times with seven starts.
 
 "I think the most important thing is just feeling good," said McGowan, who
 made 25 relief appearances last season without a decision. "I got the
 opportunity to pitch again and that's all I could ask for. Just trying to make
 the best of it."
 
 The 32-year-old righty was not as lucky last Thursday in a no-decision against
 Minnesota, giving up three runs on six hits and four walks in just four
 innings of his team's 9-5 defeat. That moved McGowan's season ERA to 4.85 with
 a 1-1 record.
 
 Toronto used a trio of three-run homers to win Tuesday's opener 9-3. Edwin
 Encarnacion hit a game-tying blast in the sixth frame, while Brett Lawrie and
 Melky Cabrera both went deep in the eighth frame to snap a tie game.
 
 "We have a very talented team and we know we can hit," Encarnacion said. "So
 when we start hitting it's going to be great to watch this team play."
 
 Toronto has won three of its last four, while Baltimore has dropped three of
 four on the heels of winning three straight.
 
 Nelson Cruz slugged a three-run homer in defeat, while Chris Davis went 0-
 for-4 but drew a walk to reach base safely in a career-high 18th straight
 game.
 
 The Orioles were without catcher Matt Wieters on Tuesday due to right forearm
 soreness, though he hopes to return to action tonight.
 
 The Blue Jays have won three of four versus the Orioles this season.
 
 04/23 10:29:07 ET