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Orioles closer Zach Britton figured things out just in time to record his 21st save

Orioles closer Zach Britton figured things out just in time to record his 21st save

Orioles closer Zach Britton is so automatic that no one could figure out what was going on when he suddenly spun out of control in the ninth inning of Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

He came in with 20 consecutive successful save conversions, but after a one-out single by Devon Travis, he completely lost the strike zone. He walked pinch hitter Darwin Barney to put the tying run on base and then walked pinch hitter Russell Martin to load the bases for dangerous third baseman Josh Donaldson.

"It's a challenge," Britton said. "It doesn't happen too often, so when it does you've got three or four little things [to fix] and finish...

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