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Orioles' Zach Britton thrives while Darren O'Day struggles as both pitch on back-to-back days for first time this spring

Orioles' Zach Britton thrives while Darren O'Day struggles as both pitch on back-to-back days for first time this spring

The Orioles’ two premier relievers — closer Zach Britton and Darren O’Day — experienced vastly different results Thursday as they pitched in games on consecutive days for the first time this season.

Britton, who pitched a scoreless seventh inning and struck out the side for the second time in three appearances this week, continued what’s been a dominant spring. He’s allowed one earned run in six Grapefruit League innings, striking out 11 and allowing just three hits and a pair of walks.

But for O’Day, the submariner who this offseason signed a four-year, $31 million deal to remain an Oriole, the latest outing continued...

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