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Zach Britton | Relief Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Zach Britton picked up his 28th save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning in Tuesday's win against the Rays.
The lefty had no issues cutting through the 9-1-2 spots in the Rays' batting order to finish out the game. Britton has now notched saves in 13 consecutive chances. He's 28-for-31 overall with a 1.98 ERA, a 0.88 WHIP, and a 55/18 K/BB ratio. Aug 26 - 11:26 PM

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Zach Britton tossed a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 26th save of the season in Sunday's win over the Indians.

Britton issued a one-out walk to Carlos Santana, but he wound up facing the minimum after getting Jason Kipnis to hit into a game-ending double play. The left-hander had been scored upon in each of his last two appearances before Sunday's showing.
Aug 17 - 4:44 PM

Zach Britton allowed a run, but was able to take the Orioles to the finish line for his 25th save in Wednesday's win against the Yankees.

Britton had a three-run lead to play with, but things got dicey when he walked Mark Teixeira and allowed a double to Carlos Beltran with one out. A run scored on a ground out, but that was the extent of the Yankees' late rally. Britton is 25-for-28 in save opportunities with a 2.11 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and a 52/17 K/BB ratio.
Aug 13 - 10:07 PM

Zach Britton pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save against the Mariners on Sunday.

Britton issued a walk but escaped without harm. The left-hander also struck out a batter in his inning of work. Britton owns a 1.59 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 49/15 K/BB ratio over 56 2/3 innings this year. His 23 saves are fifth-most in the American League.
Aug 3 - 6:08 PM

Zach Britton slammed the door on the Mariners on Friday, needing just eight pitches to retire all three hitters he faced and protect a one-run advantage.

Britton netted his 22nd save of the season for his efforts. He has been outstanding at the backend of the Orioles bullpen, registering a 1.62 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 48/14 K/BB ratio over his 55 2/3 innings.
Aug 1 - 9:58 PM

Zach Britton had an easy ninth inning, allowing only a two-out infield single, in the process of grabbing his 21st save of the season in Wednesday's win against the Angels.

Just another easy outing for the 26-year-old left-hander. He has allowed a run in only one out of his last 18 appearances. Overall, he is 21-for-24 in save opportunities with a 1.65 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP, and a 48/14 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings.
Jul 30 - 9:50 PM

Zach Britton struck out the side in the bottom of the 10th inning to earn the save against the Mariners on Sunday.

His most recent outing was a continuation of Britton's dominance of the American League in recent days, as he's thrown 4 1/3 perfect innings with eight strikeouts in five appearances since a blown save on July 18. The southpaw has a 1.71 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 46/14 K/BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings on the year, and he's got one of the best jobs around closing for the AL East-leading Orioles.
Jul 27 - 8:43 PM

Zach Britton is unable to fully straighten his right arm after being hit with a comebacker during Monday's contest.

Thankfully, Britton throws with his left arm. Still, it's possible that he might not be available for a day or two. Britton will test out his range of motion prior to Tuesday's game before his availability is determined. Tommy Hunter or Darren O'Day would be options to close if Britton isn't ready.
Jul 22 - 7:09 PM

Zach Britton worked a scoreless ninth inning on Monday to earn save No. 17 as the Orioles emerged victorious against the Angels.

Britton has worked a pair of perfect appearances since blowing the save and taking the loss by allowing three runs without retiring a batter Friday against the A's. Since June 21, those three runs are the only runs he's yielded. He's given up runs in only three of 34 appearances since the start of May. Britton boasts a stellar 1.81 ERA and 0.95 WHIP.
Jul 22 - 1:22 AM

Zach Britton took a blown save and a loss after giving up three runs without retiring a batter Friday against the A's.

The first two-thirds of it was a total fluke; Yoenis Cespedes hit a little roller down the third-base line too slow for Manny Machado to make a play on and Brandon Moss broke his bat on a bloop single into right. The three-run homer than Josh Donaldson hit was more convincing, but on another night, that might have come with two out and the bases empty. The rare misstep ends a streak of 10 straight scoreless appearances from Britton. He's given up runs in three of 32 appearances since the beginning of May.
Jul 19 - 12:53 AM

Zach Britton worked a scoreless ninth inning en route to save number 15 as the Orioles emerged victorious over the Nationals on Thursday.

It would have been a 1-2-3 inning if not for Anthony Rendon's two-out infield single. Britton, however, was able to get Jayson Werth to ground into a game-ending fielder's choice to end the contest. The 26-year-old lefty is now 15-for-17 in save chances with a 1.33 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP, and a 37/13 K/BB ratio.
Jul 10 - 10:00 PM

Zach Britton pitched a scoreless 12th inning against the Red Sox to earn his 14th save of the season on Sunday.

Britton allowed a hit but struck out two in the inning of work. The left-hander has a strong 1.36 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in 46 1/3 innings this year as he's secured his place as the Orioles closer.
Jul 6 - 9:06 PM

Zach Britton converted his 12th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning as the Orioles won against the Rangers on Thursday.

Britton continues to slam the door on the opposition, as he has blown only two of 14 save chances. The lefty has an impressive 1.42 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, and 35/13 K/BB ratio over 44 1/3 innings this season.
Jul 3 - 11:38 PM

Zach Britton toed the rubber after a rain delay and worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his 11th save in Wednesday's win over the Rangers.

The Rangers and Orioles endured a rain delay of nearly 100 minutes. After the Orioles went down quietly in the eighth, Britton came on the top of the ninth and made short work of the Rangers' 1-2-3 hitters in a 1-2-3 ninth inning, recording a pair of strikeouts in the process. The lefty has done fine work out of the 'pen this season, as he now has a 1.45 ERA, a 0.95 WHIP, and a 34/13 K/BB ratio. He's also 11-for-13 in save chances.
Jul 3 - 12:07 AM

Zach Britton worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Rays in the second game of Friday's doubleheader, recording his 10th save of the season.

He allowed one hit and struck out one, needing only 14 pitches to dispatch of the Rays. He has done a terrific job as the Orioles closer, compiling a 1.52 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 31/13 K/BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings while converting 10 of his 12 save opportunities.
Jun 27 - 10:49 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Caleb Joseph
2Nick Hundley
3Steve Clevenger
4Matt Wieters
1B1Chris Davis
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1David Lough
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Bud Norris
3Kevin Gausman
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Andrew Miller
5Brian Matusz
6T.J. McFarland
7Brad Brach
8Ubaldo Jimenez