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Britton's rough stretch continues in Orioles' loss

Britton's rough stretch continues in Orioles' loss

Orioles prized left-hander Zach Britton won five of his first six starts, emerging as the team's biggest early-season success story and a legitimate American League Rookie of the Year candidate. A stretch of one win over 10 starts certainly has a way of quieting such talk. Britton allowed four earned runs in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday night and remained with just one victory since May 1 as the Orioles lost to the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2, in the series opener before an announced 20,556 at Camden Yards. "We're not looking at the finished body. This is a 23-year-old young man trying to establish himself in the big leagues with about half a year in Triple-A, and he's doing...