The Baltimore Orioles gave up their 258th home run of the season on Wednesday night, tying the 2016 Cincinnati Reds for the most allowed by a team in a single year.
The record was tied in the top of the third inning when Whit Merrifield of the Kansas City Royals hit a fastball from Aaron Brooks over the left-centerfield wall.
"We've given up a ton of homers," Brandon Hyde said. "What's the record ... 258? So, if it's 259 or 330, I don't care. I just want us to get better on the mound and obviously finish this year and go into next year trying to do a better job of keeping the ball in the ballpark and staying off the barrel, but home runs are up. ... We're all tired of seeing them and hopefully we can get better going forward."