All Teams
All Teams

Zach Britton caught Manny Machado's walk-off slam while warming up in the bullpen

main image

Zach Britton is used to finishing Orioles games, but it doesn't usually happen the way that it did on Friday night. Trailing, 7-5, in the ninth, the Orioles rallied in dramatic fashion, as Manny Machado's grand slam vaulted them to a stunning 9-7 win.

The booming drive, Machado's third homer of the game, sailed over the center-field wall around where Britton was warming up in the bullpen. He didn't get the save, but the game fittingly ended with the ball in Britton's glove:

Normally, catching home run balls is teammate Darren O'Day's specialty, but this time, Britton was in perfect position. "Once Manny hit it, I knew it was gone," Britton said to's Brittany Ghiroli. "O'Day would have disowned me had I not caught that ball."

No need for concern -- Britton was all over it.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.