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After erratic workload, Orioles closer Zach Britton finds trouble converting four-out save opportunity

After erratic workload, Orioles closer Zach Britton finds trouble converting four-out save opportunity

You can’t get save opportunities when your team doesn’t have the lead, so Orioles closer Zach Britton hadn’t had many recently before his blown save Tuesday night in the Orioles’ 3-2 loss to the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

When Britton entered the game with two-on and two-out in the eighth inning with the Orioles clinging to a one-run lead, it marked his first save situation since Aug. 30. It was his first four-out save opportunity since Aug. 5 against the Detroit Tigers.

He made quick work of Blue Jays slugger Kendrys Morales, getting him to swing through three mid-90s sinkers, jamming him inside for strike three.

But when Britton took...

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