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53 Zach Britton RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/195 | Birthdate: 12/22/1987 | Birthplace: Panorama, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Baltimore | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 81/73 | Average Draft Position: 232.00
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Zach Britton makes quick work of Mariners


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton made quick work of the Mariners Friday night for the save. He needed only eight pitches to retire the side in order to close out a 2-1 victory. The right-hander has converted 22 of 25 save attempts, with a 1.62 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP over 55 2/3 innings of relief.

Zach Britton delivers 21st save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton earned his 21st save Wednesday, giving up one hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-3 win over the Angels.

Britton has seen a lot of action since the All-Star break, making eight appearances in the last 13 days. While he was rocked in his first post-break outing (three runs, no outs), he's been excellent since, giving up just two hits and no walks in 6 1/3 scoreless innings. Britton owns a 1.65 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 48:14 K:BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings.


Zach Britton strikes out the side Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Orioles reliever Zach Britton struck out the side for his 20th save Sunday.

Britton entered the game with a one-run lead in the bottom of the 10th inning. He struck out Kyle Seager on four pitches, Corey Hart on five pitches and Logan Morrison on three. Britton lowered his ERA to 1.71 with the outing. 


Zach Britton slams door shut on M's in extras


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Orioles relief pitcher Zach Britton struck out one and needed only 11 pitches to retire the side in order to close out a 2-1 win over the Mariners in 10 innings. Britton has converted 19 saves in 22 tries, with a 1.74 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP over 51 2/3 innings of relief.

Zach Britton strikes out two in 18th save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Orioles pitcher Zach Britton recorded two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 ninth inning Tuesday, picking up his 18th save in his team's 4-2 win over the Angels.

Britton threw nine of his 12 pitches for strikes and got ahead 0-1 against all three of the batters he faced. He was rocked in the second-half opener but has settled down since, tossing 2 1/3 perfect innings with four strikeouts. Britton owns a 1.78 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 42:14 K:BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings.


Zach Britton delivers 17th save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton picked up his 17th save Monday, tossing a 1-2-3 inning to finish off his team's 4-2 win over the Angels.

Britton may have worked a clean frame, but he didn't escape unscathed, as he was hit by a comebacker by the first batter he faced and was seen shaking his arm after recording the out. He remained in to retire the final two batters and finish off the Angels with just seven pitches. Britton owns a 1.81 ERA and 40:14 K:BB ratio in 49 2/3 innings.


Zach Britton earns one-out save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton stamped out a potential ninth-inning rally by striking out the final batter in his team's 8-4 win over the A's Saturday.

Britton was brought on with runners on the corners and two outs, and he ran the count full before picking up the strikeout for his 16th save. He owns a 1.85 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 39:14 K:BB ratio in 48 2/3 innings.


Zach Britton serves up walkoff shot in the ninth


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Orioles reliever Zach Britton took the loss and the blown save Friday night against the A's in Oakland.

Britton was unable to record an out in the ninth and surrendered a three-run walkoff home run to Josh Donaldson. He was charged with three runs on three hits while throwing just six pitches. He owns a 1.86 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP over 48 1/3 innings of relief.


Zach Britton content with staying in bullpen


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) Orioles pitcher Zach Britton's days as a starter appear to be over as he has adjusted well to the closer's role for Baltimore. Since recording his first save May 15, the left-hander is 15 for 17 in save chances and has a 1.67 ERA in his last 25 outings.

"I'm definitely settling into the role," he told MASNsports.com. "I haven't really thought much about starting. As the season started to get going, I was just more embracing coming out of the bullpen.

"If that's something they want to revisit this offseason, I guess we'll sit down and talk about it, but I'm not going to go out and tell them I want to do this or that. I just want to pitch and be successful, whatever role that is. And like I've said, they get paid to make those decisions and determine where they see that I fit on this team. And now, it's in the bullpen. Until something changes or I'm told otherwise, that's what I'm going to focus on.

"I don't want to worry about, 'I want to do this or that.' I think it makes it a lot easier to just embrace where you're at and go out there and perform."


Zach Britton works a scoreless frame for the save Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton worked his way past a hit in a scoreless ninth inning to secure a 4-3 win and the save Thursday night against the Nationals. Britton is 15 of 17 in save chances, with a 1.33 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP over 47 1/3 innings of relief this season.

Zach Britton secures 14th save of the season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton worked his way past a hit and struck out two in a scoreless inning for the save Sunday afternoon against the Red Sox. The right-hander needed only 10 pitches to secure a 7-6 win in extras. He has converted 14 of 16 save chances, with a 1.36 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP in 46 1/3 innings.

Zach Britton earns 13th save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton picked up his 13th save in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader, tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning to close out his team's 7-4 win over the Red Sox.

Britton needed 17 pitches in the outing but was able to work a clean frame. He's surrendered just two hits and one walk in seven scoreless innings since taking his first loss of the season on June 20. Britton owns a 1.39 ERA and 35:13 K:BB ratio in 45 1/3 innings.


Zach Britton picks up 12th save Thursday vs. Rangers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton secured his 12th save Thursday, giving up one hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

Britton needed just 10 pitches to put together his sixth straight scoreless outing, with the only hit coming on a leadoff double. He owns a 1.42 ERA and 35:13 K:BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings.


Zach Britton fans two for 11th save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton made quick work of the Rangers in the ninth inning Wednesday, in a 6-4 win.

Britton retired the Rangers in order for the save, and needed just 10 pitches to do so. He struck out two batters for his 11th save in 13 chances, while lowering his ERA to 1.45 in 43 1/3 innings of work. 


Zach Britton works perfect ninth for save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton saved his first game in more than a week Friday, as he closed out a 4-1 win over the Rays.

Britton blew his last save chance a week ago, and didn't get another until Friday's, with a three-run lead. He made that lead stand up, as he tossed a perfect ninth, with one strikeout, for his 10th save.

Britton has been a terrific option out of the bullpen for the Orioles this season, and is 10 for 12 on save tries. He has a 1.52 ERA in 41 1/3 innings of work. 


Zach Britton melts down in rare blown save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton stumbled through his worst outing of the season Friday, as he blew his second save in a 5-3 loss to the Yankees.

Britton, who had allowed just three earned runs all season entering Friday, was tagged for four runs while recording just two outs this time around. He allowed those four runs on three hits and a walk, including a game-ending three-run home run by Carlos Beltran.

Britton's ERA skyrocketed nearly a full run after Friday, though it still sits pretty at 1.64 in 38 1/3 innings. He is 9 of 11 on save opportunities. 


Zach Britton earns ninth save in impressive fashion


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton tossed a perfect ninth Wednesday, fanning two, as he earned his ninth save in 10 chances. Britton has needed just 54 pitches to record his last six saves.

Britton has a 0.72 ERA after stifling the Rays on Wednesday.


Zach Britton picks up save with six pitches


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton made quick work of the Rays Tuesday, as he closed out a 7-5 win.

Britton set the Rays down in order in the inning, as he picked up three quick groundball outs. He needed just six pitches to close out the game, and has thrown 10 or fewer in an inning in six of his last eight appearances.

Britton is 8 for 9 on save opportunities this season, with an 0.74 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in 36 2/3 innings of work.  


Zach Britton closes out Blue Jays


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton picked up his seventh save of the season Saturday afternoon against the Blue Jays.

Britton struck out one and worked his way past a walk, needing only 10 pitches to complete a scoreless outing in the ninth. He is 7 of 8 in save chances, with a 0.76 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP in 35 2/3 innings.

Zach Britton closes out Blue Jays Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton struck out one and worked his way past a hit to secure a scoreless ninth inning for the save Thursday against the Blue Jays. Britton is 6 for 7 in save chances with a 0.78 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP in 34 2/3 innings of relief.

Zach Britton secures save No. 5


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton made it more interesting than it had to be, but still got the save in a 6-5 win over the Rangers Wednesday.

Pitching with a one-run lead, Britton didn't have much room for error. He had even less after allowing a leadoff single. He erased that baserunner with a double play, but then allowed a two-out single, bringing Michael Choice up as the winning run. Britton struck choice out to end the game, and he ended up tossing just eight pitches to pick up the save, despite allowing two hits.

Britton is 5 for 6 since becoming the closer, and still has an 0.88 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 30 2/3 innings this season. 


Zach Britton closes out Astros


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton worked his way past a base hit and needed only eight pitches to complete a scoreless ninth inning for the save Saturday afternoon against the Astros in Houston.

Britton lowered his ERA from 0.94 to 0.91 following Saturday's 4-1 win. He owns a 0.91 WHIP and 19:9 K:BB ratio in 29 2/3 innings of relief.

Zach Britton blows save opportunity Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton suffered his first blown save of the season Tuesday, giving up one earned run on two hits in one inning of work in his team's 7-6 loss to the Brewers.

Britton's first run surrendered in May came when a pinch-runner went station to station on a sacrifice bunt, ground out and infield single to tie the game. Britton is now 3 for 4 in save opportunities and owns a 0.94 ERA and 18:9 K:BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings.


Zach Britton earns third save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Orioles pitcher Zach Britton picked up his third save Monday after tossing a scoreless 10th inning in his team's 7-6 win over the Brewers.

Britton gave up a hit and a walk in the final frame, but he was able to keep any runners from crossing home plate. He owns a 0.65 ERA and 18:9 K:BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings.


Zach Britton picks up second save


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Orioles reliever Zach Britton converted his second save in as many chances Sunday, tossing a perfect ninth to close out Baltimore's 4-2 win over Cleveland. Britton struck out one and lowered his ERA to 0.68. He's 3-0 with a WHIP of 0.83.