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Against Orioles' Zach Britton, Royals 'get the breaks' in decisive ninth inning
Against Orioles' Zach Britton, Royals 'get the breaks' in decisive ninth inning

Orioles closer Zach Britton prefers to pitch to contact, keep the ball on the ground with his heavy sinker and allow his defense to work behind him. But with the way the Kansas City Royals were getting on base — with dinks and bloops and swinging bunts — Britton could only shake his head after the Royals scored two runs in his decisive ninth-inning appearance. Britton was making good pitches, and drawing weak contact, but the Royals still were rounding the bases. Their 6-4 win in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series put the Orioles in an 0-2 hole in the best-of-seven series. "It's difficult because the postseason is tough," Britton said. "In...

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