Wild but notches first hold Britton picked up a hold Tuesday against Toronto, pitching a scoreless inning during which he surrendered one hit and two walks.
Impact In his second outing of the season, Britton was thrust into a high-stress situation, entering in the bottom of the eighth inning with New York clinging to a one-run lead. The left-hander sandwiched two walks around a single but got Bo Bichette to line out to right field with two outs to escape a bases-loaded jam. It appears that the Yankees are comfortable giving Britton high-leverage work despite his long layoff to begin the season, but his high-wire act Tuesday -- along with the fact that only 11 of his 24 pitches went for strikes -- suggests that the veteran reliever may still be working off some rust.
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