While you're drooling over the long-term outlook for Zach Britton, don't ignore what else happened during the Orioles' 4-1 victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday night. Jim Johnson was nasty again, and this time for two innings, and Kevin Gregg seems to be getting into a better rhythm in the ninth.
Now, for the harder work of beating Josh Beckett and/or Jon Lester over the next two games. The Orioles must -- repeat MUST -- win this series before they head to Chicago for a four-game set against the White Sox. I outline why in my column for tomorrow's print edition of the Sun, but you can read it right now right here.