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Saunders shines and Britton struggles as Orioles fall to Mariners, 6-2
Saunders shines and Britton struggles as Orioles fall to Mariners, 6-2

SEATTLE — The Orioles had a pretty good sense as to what they were going to see against former teammate Joe Saunders on Monday night. They had no idea what they could expect from their own starting pitcher. Lefty Zach Britton, making his first start of the season for the Orioles after a solid beginning in the minors, was hoping that his rediscovered sinker would translate to the big leagues. It was there at times, but on a cold night at Safeco Field, Britton averaged two baserunners per inning in the Orioles’ 6-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners. With the exception of a home run surrendered to Michael Saunders, the first batter he faced, Britton didn’t give up many...

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