Zach Britton's record consecutive saves streak ends at 60

By Ron Clements 24 August 2017
Zach Britton's record consecutive saves streak ends at 60

All good things must come to an end and Zach Britton's consecutive saves streak did just that on Wednesday.

The Orioles closer entered Wednesday's game against the Athletics with a 7-5 lead, but gave up three straight hits and two runs as the A's tied the game at Camden Yards. 

After getting just one out, on an RBI sacrifice fly, Britton was replaced by Miguel Castro with the game tied at 7-7.

The blown save was the first of the season for Britton, who had successfully converted 60 consecutive save opportunities dating back to Oct. 1, 2015. Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is the only other pitcher in baseball with just one blown save this season. 

Britton's 60 straight saves are an American League, surpassing Tom Gordon's mark of 54 consecutive saves earlier this season. 

 

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