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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||70.00||3.00||3.00||43.00||1.93||1.01||61.00||23.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit|| 1.0||0||0|| 0.00||1||0||2|
|vs LHB|| 12.2||0||0|| 0.00||0||2||15|
|vs RHB|| 28.1||0||0|| 2.54||0||7||32|
|12/26/2014||Zach Britton, RP BAL||Henry Owens, SP BOS|
|12/26/2014||Nick Castellanos, 3B DET|
Zach Britton, RP BAL
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
|Doug Fister, SP WAS|
Martin Prado, 3B MIA
|12/25/2014||Zach Britton, RP BAL|
Lucas Duda, 1B NYM
|Jason Grilli, RP ATL|
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
|Last 10 Games|
Orioles RP Zach Britton earns one-out save
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(7/29/15) It was a quick night of work for Orioles closer Zach Britton, who retired one batter Wednesday to pick up his 26th save and preserve his team's 2-0 win over the Braves.
Britton has converted three saves in his last five appearances, and has only allowed one run over his last 10 outings. Britton only needed five pitches to record the game's final out.
Orioles closer Zach Britton strikes out three; earns save
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(7/26/15) Orioles closer Zach Britton showed off his dominance in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Rays.
Britton struck out three batters as he closed out the game and picked up his 25th save of the season. He made one mistake: a walk to Jake Elmore, before striking out the last two batters of the game.
Orioles RP Zach Britton gets save No. 24 on Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/18/15) Orioles closer Zach Britton picked up his 24th save of the season in the 3-0 win over the Tigers on Saturday. Britton struck out two as he worked a perfect ninth inning to preserve the victory.
Britton has been spectacular this season, converting all but one of his save chances this season. He hasn't given up a run in his last seven outings, and owns a 1.67 ERA on the year.
O's not entertaining moving Zach Britton into rotation next season
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(7/15/15) Orioles reliever Zach Britton has been a pretty effective closer since taking over the role in 2014, which is why the team isn't currently entertaining any plans to move him back into the rotation, even if there is a need next season with Wei-Yin Chen and Bud Norris pending free agents.
"You never say never about anything, especially an organization that we try to keep in mind who we are and how we have to do things, but right now we don't have any plans to," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said, per MASNsports.com. "He's operating at a very high level and that's where the need is. You never say never, but if not him, then who?
"We like where our starting pitching is for the most part and we like the role that Zach plays. And he's doing it obviously at a very high level, as good as anybody in baseball."
Britton is 18-17 with a 4.86 ERA in 46 career starts at the major-league level. He is 4-2 with a 1.61 ERA and 60 saves in 109 relief appearances.
"Zach just wants to contribute and his mentality fits well down there," Showalter said. "Not that it wouldn't as a starter. I think Zach would be successful in whatever he does."
Orioles' Zach Britton allows hit in 2/3 of inning in All Star Game
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/15/15) Orioles pitcher Zach Britton pitched 2/3 of an inning, allowing a hit and striking out a batter in Tuesday's All Star Game.
Britton entered with one out in the sixth inning and faced four batters. In addition to the hit, Britton allowed a baserunner after committing a throwing error.
Britton faced more batters than any Orioles pitcher in an All Star Game since George Sherrill in 2008.
|2014 summary: Starting hadn't worked out so well for Zach Britton, so the Orioles gave him a try in the bullpen coming out of spring training. A month and a half later, Britton got a shot at closing after Tommy Hunter struggled in the role. Britton was brilliant, collecting 37 saves in 41 tries and finishing with a 1.65 ERA and 0.90 WHIP. Despite a 14.0 percent swinging strike rate, Britton didn't dazzle as a strikeout pitcher, but contact resulted in a ground ball an astounding 76 percent of the time. From the time Britton recorded his first save on forward, only Aroldis Chapman and Greg Holland earned more Fantasy points among relief-eligible pitchers.
Playing time status: Look for Britton to serve as the Orioles' closer out of spring training, and there is no reason to think he'll give the job up at any point this season.
2015 outlook: Britton established himself as an elite closer last season, and while Holland and Craig Kimbrel should be taken before him, he should be one of the first six or seven closers taken off the board.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/31/15||DET||7:05 pm||Buck Farmer|
|8/1/15||DET||7:05 pm||Anibal Sanchez|
|8/2/15||DET||1:35 pm||Daniel Norris|
|8/3/15||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Jesse Chavez|
|8/4/15||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Chris Bassitt|
|8/5/15||@ OAK||3:35 pm||Kendall Graveman|
|8/7/15||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Andrew Heaney|
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