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Zach Britton | Relief Pitcher | #53

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (0) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Zach Britton tallied his 46th save of the season Sunday in the Orioles' defeat of the Diamondbacks.
Britton gave up a two-out single to Brandon Drury but induced a flyout from Kyle Jensen to preserve the O's 2-1 lead. The right-hander is 46-for-46 in save opportunities this season with a 0.56 ERA. Sep 25 - 4:26 PM

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Zach Britton nailed down his 45th save of the season on Sunday against the Rays.

Britton yielded a leadoff single to Steven Souza in the top of the ninth, but he retired the next three batters he faced to stay perfect on the year. He is 45-for-45 in save opportunities with a 0.59 ERA. You can bet he's going to get some Cy Young votes.
Sep 18 - 4:42 PM

Zach Britton recorded his league-leading 42nd save of the season Tuesday versus the Red Sox.

Britton was called upon to get the final out of the eighth inning, allowing a Jackie Bradley single before retiring Sandy Leon. He then had a 1-2-3 ninth inning to preserve the three-run victory. Britton remains perfect in save opportunities on the year and has the AL save lead to himself again after entering the evening tied with K-Rod.
Sep 14 - 12:06 AM

Zach Britton pitched a perfect ninth inning Saturday against the Yankees to earn his 40th save of the season.

As he's done so many times, Britton registered two ground balls and a strikeout in the clean inning of work. The southpaw leads the league with his 40 saves, and he's a perfect 40-for-40 in save chances on the year. Britton owns a ridiculous 0.65 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 62/16 K/BB ratio over 55 innings overall.
Sep 3 - 11:06 PM

Zach Britton gave up a hit but closed things out for his 39th save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

Darwin Barney managed a two-out single to bring the tying run to the plate, but Britton got Melvin Upton to ground out to preserve the victory. He still hasn't blown a save all season.
Aug 30 - 9:56 PM

Zach Britton tossed a perfect ninth inning to record his 38th save of the season in Monday's win over the Nationals.

Tasked with protecting a one-run lead, Britton did it with ease with a groundout and a couple strikeouts. The dominant closer is now a perfect 38-for-38 in save opportunities this season. He still hasn't given up a run since April and has allowed just three hits over his last 15 appearances.
Aug 22 - 10:14 PM

Zach Britton picked up his 37th save of the season Sunday against the Giants.

He yielded a one-out single to Trevor Brown and intentionally walked Buster Posey, but Britton was able to preserve the Orioles' one-run lead. The right-hander now has a 0.54 ERA in 50 innings this season.
Aug 14 - 7:24 PM

Zach Britton came in to record the last out of the game and snared his 32nd save in the process.

The Orioles began the ninth inning with a five run lead and Brad Brach on the mound. After he gave up two runs they brought in Britton with two outs and a man on second. Britton retired Juan Uribe on a ground-out to end the game. Britton has been elite this year. He has a 0.65 ERA with 48 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings.
Jul 23 - 11:44 PM

Zach Britton notched a one-out save Friday against the Indians.

Odrisamer Despaigne ran into some trouble in his fourth inning of relief by allowing a pair of baserunners, so Britton was asked to come on to get the final out. He induced a fielder’s choice to end it. Fantasy owners will happily take it. Britton is a perfect 31-for-31 in save chances this season to go along with a stingy 0.65 ERA. The Orioles moved back into first-place in the American League with Friday’s victory and a loss by the Red Sox
Jul 22 - 10:16 PM

Zach Britton converted his 30th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Thursday's win over the Yankees.

As Britton's save chances usually are, this one was painless. Entering to protect a three-run lead, the southpaw got a lineout, strikeout and groundout to end it. Britton is in the midst of a truly remarkable campaign, as he's nailed down all 30 of his save opportunities and has allowed just three runs -- none since April -- over 41 innings.
Jul 21 - 4:27 PM

Zach Britton pitched himself into and out of trouble to hold the Rays off the board in the ninth inning and record his 28th save of the season.

Britton allowed a one out double and an intentional walk before fanning the last two batters of the game. He is one of the best closers in baseball and has yet to blow a save this year. He has a 0.70 ERA with 45 strikeouts and 11 walks in 38 2/3 innings.
Jul 15 - 10:33 PM

Zach Britton worked a scoreless ninth inning to secure a save in Tuesday night's All-Star Game.

Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy led off the top of the ninth inning with a single up the middle, but Britton promptly induced two groundballs -- one of the doubleplay variety. The left-hander went 27-for-27 on save opportunities in the first half for Baltimore and boasts a 0.72 ERA in 38 total appearances for the season.
Jul 12 - 11:33 PM

Zach Britton tossed a scoreless ninth inning to secure his 27th save of the season in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Angels.

Andrelton Simmons led off the ninth inning with a single, but Britton worked around the hit to record the final three outs without further incident. Since being shifted over from starter to reliever prior to the 2014 season, Britton has been nothing short of phenomenal. This season has continued that roll, as the 28-year-old southpaw is a perfect 27-for-27 in save chances while pitching to chill 0.72 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 43/10 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings.
Jul 10 - 6:18 PM

Zach Britton pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Angels on Saturday to earn his 26th save.

Britton coaxed three ground balls from Angels hitters to close out the one-run game. The reliever leads the American League in saves with a perfect 26-for-26 record, a big part of why the O's lead the AL East heading into the second half. Britton owns a microscopic 0.74 ERA and 0.82 WHIP in 37 appearances to date.
Jul 9 - 8:28 PM

Zach Britton nailed down his 22nd save of the season on Friday, striking out one batter and allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.

Britton was fantastic as the Orioles' closer the last two years, but has been even better this year. He has a 1.17 ERA with 37 strikeouts and only eight walks in 31 2/3 innings. He has not blown a single save yet this season.
Jun 24 - 10:31 PM

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