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Zach Britton gets his first major league save in Orioles' 2-1 win over Royals
Zach Britton gets his first major league save in Orioles' 2-1 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The drama of Thursday's night game had little to do with the Kansas City Royals' impressive hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura or another short but solid performance from the Orioles' Wei-Yin Chen. No, this one was mostly about who the Orioles would use to close out their 2-1 victory over the Royals. The answer was lefty Zach Britton, who had never had a save in his professional career — not in the minors nor the majors. And he handled it flawlessly, the way he has pitched this season. Britton entered to face dangerous lefty Alex Gordon, who grounded out. Then, with lefty killer Danny Valencia at the plate, Orioles manager Buck...

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