Bats stay quiet for Royals in Baltimore

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August 22, 2019 - 10:10 AM

Nicky Lopez of the Kansas City Royals celebrates after hitting a home run in the seventh inning on Wednesday. GREG FIUME/GETTY IMAGES/TNS

BALTIMORE (AP) — In his trying first season as the Orioles’ manager, Brandon Hyde was not the least bit concerned about his team tying a dubious record on a night it cruised to an easy win.

Baltimore matched a major league mark by allowing its 258th homer this season, but the Orioles hit four of their own in an 8-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

“We’ve given up a ton of homers,” 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.”

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