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Chen need not look far for inspiration from O's

Chen need not look far for inspiration from O's

NEW YORK -- Call it the Chris Tillman effect.

Following the Orioles right-hander's dominant 8 1/3 innings in Sunday's 3-1 win at Detroit, his teammates certainly took notice.

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"We all can learn from him," said left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, who will take the ball at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. "He inspires me; he inspires me a lot. After watching him pitch, in my next start, I'd like to get a better feel for all of my pitches."

Chen, the O's No. 3 starter, is a key part of the rotation, and he's coming off a disappointing season debut in which he lasted 5 2/3 innings and gave up four runs on 12 hits.

"Basically, it's the breaking ball," Chen, through his interpreter, said of what needs to change against the Yankees. "It's not working 100 percent the way i want it to be. Hopefully I can get it to be better."

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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