He might be on the verge of phenom status.
Rookie left-hander Zach Britton turned in another quality start Sunday, leaving the game with a 6-1 lead after six solid innings. He improved to 5-1 in the process.
Britton's ERA dipped to 2.63 in a 96-pitch outing. The lone run came on a Brent Lillibridge homer on an 0-2 pitch with none out in the fifth.
Britton has gone at least six innings in every start as a big leaguer.
He's gone exactly six innings in five-of-six starts. He's allowed three homers in 37 2/3 innings pitched.
Sunday, Britton walked three against one strikeout -- the worst ratio of any start he's had thus far.
Originally targeted for Class AAA Norfolk (Va.), he's been the Orioles' best starter thus far.
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