Britton Looks Sharp As Orioles Beat Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Zach Britton threw four scoreless innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Houston Astros 6-4 on Saturday.

Britton allowed four hits and walked two. The 6-foot-3 left-hander also tossed three nice innings in a scoreless tie
against the Yankees in his first spring start on Monday.

Brandon Snyder hit a ground-rule double in Baltimore’s three-run second inning against J.A. Happ, then added his first spring homer in the eighth.

Happ allowed three runs and five hits over four innings in his third spring start.

Chris Tillman, one of several pitchers competing for the fifth spot in the Baltimore rotation, gave up three runs, one earned, and four hits in 3 2/3 innings.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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