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.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s