Brit­ton is 8th in top-player vote by Sport­ing News

Baltimore Sun - - SPORTS -

Ori­oles closer Zach Brit­ton fin­ished eighth in Sport­ing News’ player vot­ing for the Ma­jor League Base­ball Player of the Year. Brit­ton, who was 47-for-47 in save op­por­tu­ni­ties with a 0.54 ERA, was the only pitcher to re­ceive more than one vote; he re­ceived 14. Ori­oles third base­man Manny Machado, who had 37 home runs, 96 RBIs and a .294 av­er­age, was 12th with two votes. Astros sec­ond base­man Jose Al­tuve won with 84 votes, trailed by Bos­ton Red Sox out­fielder Mookie Betts (64) and David Or­tiz (41).

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