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Orioles closer Zach Britton is back, but will still have to maintain ankle injury

Orioles closer Zach Britton is back, but will still have to maintain ankle injury

The key to Zach Britton’s recovery from a left ankle sprain figured to be how he felt the day after returning to game action, so hearing that Britton reported no setbacks the day after earning the win with 1 1/3 scoreless innings in the Orioles’ 1-0 extra-inning win over the New York Yankees on Thursday pleased manager Buck Showalter.

“That was the best thing that’s happened today so far is that he came in today feeling good,” Showalter said Friday.

Britton received some help from catcher Matt Wieters, who picked Starlin Castro off second base to end the ninth inning right after a Britton wild pitch allowed Castro to move into scoring...

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