Britton nailed down his 47th save of the year, pitching a clean ninth inning while striking out two in Wednesday's contest against Toronto. Britton was afforded the save chance after Hyun Soo Kim hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning. The Orioles' closer has allowed just four runs all season, and three of those came in the first month of the campaign. Britton is on the verge of completing a perfect season, as he currently sits 47-for-47 in save chances.
Britton notched his 44th save in Friday's 5-4 victory over the Rays, giving up two hits over a scoreless ninth inning. The dominant closer was brought on to slam the door after the Orioles rallied in the bottom of the eighth to take a 5-4 lead. Britton got the ninth started in typically seamless fashion, getting Corey Dickerson and Steven Souza to ground out and fly out, respectively. He then gave up a single to Mikie Mahtook, who then tried to score the tying run on an Alexei Ramirez single and was thrown out at home, ending the game. The play at the plate kept Britton's save record at a perfect 44-for-44 on the season, and he now has five saves in six September outings.
Britton struck out one and notched his 43rd save of the season in Wednesday's 1-0 victory over the Red Sox. The closer continued his amazing year by sealing the deal on a night when O's starter Kevin Gausman dealt eight masterful innings. Britton is 43-for-43 in save chances, and having arguably one of the greatest seasons a closer has ever had.
Britton allowed a hit and struck out won while recording a four-out save, his 42nd of the season, Tuesday in Boston. Tuesday was just another day at the office for Britton, who remained perfect through 61 appearances this season. Baltimore's closer is a legitimate AL Cy Young candidate, owning a ridiculous 0.62 ERA and 0.84 WHIP while striking out 65 batters in 58.1 innings. Britton has allowed just one earned run over his last 50 appearances and his 42 straight saves to start the season ranks third in MLB history.
Britton allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one in a shutout ninth inning during Sunday's win over the Tigers to pick up his 41st save of the season. It's been almost a full calendar year since Britton blew his last save and he now sports an eye-popping 0.63 ERA and 0.84 WHIP on the season to go along with a 64:18 K:BB in 57 innings. Closers are rarely deserving of a Cy Young award, but the 28-year-old is making a strong case to be an exception to that rule.