Britton recorded his 32nd save in Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Indians, getting the final out on four pitches. One night after notching his 31st save by also recording the final out, Britton was called on again Saturday and delivered for the 32nd time in 32 chances this season. He's put together a scoreless July to date, with eight saves and eight strikeouts over eight innings.
Britton struck out one in a clean ninth Thursday against the Yankees for his 30th save of the season. The big left-handed closer is now 30-for-30 in save chances this season, and hasn't given up an earned run since being tagged with a loss on April 30 against the White Sox. Britton leads the AL in saves, and is third in all of baseball behind Mets' closer Jeurys Familia (33) and Marlins' ninth-inning man A.J. Ramos (31). He may trail the aforementioned in saves, but Britton has considerably better numbers when it comes to ERA (0.66), WHIP (0.80), BAA (.155) and K:BB (48:11).
Britton notched his 29th save in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Rays, pitching a clean ninth inning and striking out two. Unlike a Friday appearance when he worked out of a jam, the 28-year-old breezed through the ninth on Saturday. He threw nine of 12 pitches for strikes, mowing down Logan Morrison and Steven Souza, Jr. and then inducing a game-ending groundout from Corey Dickerson. Britton is now only eight saves shy of the career-high 37 he posted in 2014.
Britton notched his 28th save with a scoreless ninth inning in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Rays. He gave up a hit and a walk but struck out two. The 28-year-old southpaw got the second half of the season off on the right foot. remaining perfect in save opportunities on the season. Britton has already amassed five saves in July, and has now lowered his ERA to an outstanding 0.70.
Britton gave up a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday to pick up his 27th save of the season in a win over the Angels. He closes out the first half with a perfect 27-for-27 record in save chances, and Britton is now an outstanding 100-for-108 in his career. With the Orioles still atop the AL East and fighting for a postseason berth, expect Britton to continue seeing and concerting plenty of opportunities after the All-Star break.