Orioles closer Britton has consecutive saves streak end
BALTIMORE (AP) Zach Britton’s AL-record run of converting 60 consecutive saves has ended.
The Baltimore Orioles closer blew a 7-5 lead by giving up two runs to Oakland in the ninth inning Wednesday.
Britton yielded three hits and a walk, along with a wild pitch, before being removed from the game with score tied.
Britton had not blown a save since Sept. 20, 2015, at Tampa Bay.
The left-hander finished well short of the major league record of 84 straight converted saves, set by Eric Gagne from 2002-04.