Britton picks up first career win

Britton picks up first career win
August 1, 2013, 1:15 am
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Drake Britton threw the final two innings of Wednesday night's game in relief.

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BOSTON -- Just one night after Brandon Workman picked up his first major-league win for the Red Sox, Drake Britton did the same in a 5-4. 15-inning. walk-off victory over the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.

Britton came in for the 14th and 15th innings and allowed three hits but no runs while striking out two.

He becomes the fifth Red Sox pitcher this season to earn his first career win, joining Allen Webster, Alex Wilson, Steven Wright, and Workman.

"It felt awesome," said Britton after the game "We were grinding that whole game. And just to be able to go out there and just to be the best I could, trying to help the team out. It was awesome. The guys played their hearts out all game. And it was just nice to be part of that win.

"I was prepared to go as long as they wanted me to go as long as they wanted me to. Just anything I can do to help us stay in that game. That's all I wanted to do."

That's what he did. And Britton has not allowed a run in his first six career appearances and an eight-inning span.