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.
Weve given up a ton of homers, Hyde said. Whats the record … 258? So, if its 259 or 330, I dont 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. … Were all tired of seeing them and hopefully we can get better going forward.