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Orioles’ pitching crosses 100 homers allowed mark in 48th game

New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - MAY 21: Starting pitcher David Hess #41 of the Baltimore Orioles walks off the field in the fifth inning against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 21, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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The Orioles’ pitching staff is on pace to obliterate the Reds’ record of 258 homers allowed in the season. When O’s starter David Hess yielded a three-run home run to Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier in the fifth inning of Tuesday night’s game, that marked the 100th homer given up by a Baltimore pitcher this season. They have played 48 games so far, putting them on pace to allow 338.

The homer was Frazier’s second of the night. He had also gone yard with a runner on in the third inning. Gary Sánchez opened the scoring in the first inning with a three-run blast of his own. As of this writing, the Yankees are leading 11-3.

Not that it comes as any surprise, but the Yankees’ offense has the Orioles’ number so far this season. The club has hit 73 homers on the season with 26 of them -- 36 percent -- coming against the Orioles. The Yankees have played 10 of their 47 games -- 21 percent -- against the O’s. The Orioles have also allowed 23 home runs to the Twins in six games so far this season

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