BALTIMORE — Chris Tillman had been magnificent. In his previous four starts, Tillman allowed four runs in 28 innings and won all four.
On Tuesday night, Tillman gave up four runs in the third inning alone.
Tillman’s search for his 15th win will have to wait at least another five days as the Orioles’ five-game winning streak came to an end in the Colorado Rockies’ 6-3 win before 23,677 at Oriole Park.
After learning he hadn’t been selected to the All-Star Game, Tillman reeled off four straight wins. Those wins came just after three of his poorest starts of the season.
Now, he can start on a new streak.
The Rockies (48-52) scored four runs on five hits in the third, all on two-strike hits.
Carlos Gonzalez had a two-run double and Trevor Story a two-run single.
Two more runs scored against Tillman (14-3) in the fifth on an RBI double by Nolan Arenado and a wild pitch by Tillman.
Tillman was lifted after five and replaced by Tyler Wilson, who was given a reprieve before game time. Wilson, who was summoned when Ubaldo Jimenez went on the paternity list, was kept on when he returned. He threw four perfect innings.
The Orioles (58-41), who suffered a rare home loss, decided to keep 13 pitchers for now and jettisoned outfielder Julio Borbon instead.
With the loss, the Orioles are still a gaudy 37-15. They had won a season-high six straight at home. Their fifth winning streak of five or more games overall came to an end.
Colorado started Chad Bettis (9-6). On Aug. 17, 2013, Bettis allowed eight runs—six of them unearned—in 2 2/3 innings in Baltimore.
Bettis was much sharper in his second outing against the Orioles. He allowed two runs, on an Adam Jones’ two-run home run in the fifth inning, and just four hits in six innings.
The Orioles trimmed the lead to 6-3 in the eighth. Scott Oberg walked Jones, who took second on Hyun Soo Kim’s infield out and third on Manny Machado’s single.
Boone Logan struck out Chris Davis, who is now 0-for-23, and threw a wild pitch to score Jones. Mark Trumbo popped out to end the eighth.
Carlos Estevez pitched the ninth for his ninth save.
NOTE: The Orioles end their homestand on Wednesday night when Jon Gray (6-4, 4.12 ERA) faces Dylan Bundy (3-2, 3.30 ERA).
CLEVELAND — A 75-year-old woman was taken to a hospital Tuesday night after being hit in the face with a foul ball by Washington's Daniel Murphy.
Muir West was sitting down the right-field line — and may have been blinded by the sun — when she was struck by the hard shot from Murphy in the first inning of the Indians' game at Progressive Field. Fans sitting in her section immediately called for security and medical personnel, who rushed to aid her.
A family member said West's glasses were broken in the mishap and she received a cut on her face.
Pools of blood around the seating area. Shards of broken glass from her glasses as well.— Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) July 26, 2016
Her wound was heavily bandaged before she was placed on a stretcher and taken to MetroHealth Hospital. As she was carried up the steps, fans gave her a warm ovation.
Major League Baseball added more netting this season near home plate to protect fans from foul balls and bats flying into the stands.
It didn't take long for Trea Turner to get a good test at his new position in center field.
In the first inning against the Indians on Tuesday, Turner had two balls hit his way. One resulted in a ground rule double, the other found Turner's glove on a difficult grab at the wall.
Turner caught the third out at the warning track on a flyball by Jose Ramirez. The Nats' rookie reached out on a full sprint and reeled it in right just a few steps before the wall in right-center.
Check it out:
The catch was an impressive one to watch for a guy who is just learning a new position. But the details revealed by StatCast show exactly how good of a play it was.
Turner registered a 97.8% efficiency score and covered over 112 feet. That's exceptional.
Statcast on Trea Turner's 1st catch as an MLB CF:— Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) July 26, 2016
-97.8% route efficiency
-112 feet covered
-20.9 mph max speed
Turner may have his growing pains in center field, but he's certainly off to a good start.
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