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...