DETROIT — Zach Britton's season has been a fight: A fight to stay healthy, a fight with his control and a fight to prove he belongs in the major leagues.
“Little bloodied?” said Britton, referring to a term Orioles manager Buck Showalter has used to characterize his team's resilience. “I'm a little bloodied. Yeah, definitely.”
With his team needing a win Saturday night to stay perched among the two American League wild-card spots, the 24-year-old Britton gave the Orioles his best, throwing seven shutout innings against a dangerous lineup and leading the Orioles to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers in front of a loud sellout crowd of 42,132 at Comerica Park.