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July 20, 2012

Britton slated for Sunday start

WEATHERFORD —  

 

 

After a dubious return to the mound against Minnesota in his first start in 2012 for the Baltimore Orioles, former Weatherford student-athlete Zach Britton will get a chance to shake off the rest of the rust on Sunday. Britton gets the nod on Sunday in the third of a four-game series, as the Orioles travel to Cleveland for the weekend.

Called back up to the Orioles organization last week after missing half the season, the southpaw is on the road to recovery from a shoulder impingement and is being worked back into the rotation.

The Orioles can use Britton's value of depth in the rotation, as the O's have been slumping since before the All-Star break. Though still in second place in the AL East and four games above the .500 mark, Baltimore has dropped back to the pack, who are all chasing the New York Yankees.

Britton, who was no-decisioned in the Oriole's loss to the Twins, will try to get his 0-0 record into the win column on Sunday, facing Indian right-hander Josh Tomlin, who also played prep ball in Texas, at Tyler.

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