Gone: AL record for home runs al­lowed

Ori­oles pitch­ers set du­bi­ous mark in Game 1 loss to N.Y.

Baltimore Sun - - ORIOLES - By Jon Me­oli

NEW YORK – A few days apart didn’t stop the Ori­oles and New York Yan­kees from fall­ing into their old habits Mon­day at Yan­kee Sta­dium, with the hosts hit­ting two first-in­ning home runs to hand the Ori­oles an­other un­wel­come record and be­gin what grew into an 8-5 Yan­kees win.

Ori­oles right-han­der Gabriel Ynoa al­lowed a three-run home run to Didi Gre­go­rius and a solo home run to Gley­ber Tor­res in the first in­ning of the first game of Mon­day’s split dou­ble­header, re­open­ing last week’s trauma al­most im­me­di­ately.

“Just the long ball beat us again to­day,” man­ager Bran­don Hyde said. “We did a nice job scor­ing there in the top of the first, and gave it right back and then some with Gre­go­rius and Gley­ber go­ing deep. I thought Gabby threw the ball de­cent af­ter that, and the good thing is he went six in­nings for us, which on a day like to­day, you need your starters to give you some length.

“A few home runs — I think they hit four — it’s tough to re­cover from that.”

Those home runs, Nos. 242 and 243 the Ori­oles al­lowed this sea­son, tied and then broke the Amer­i­can League record the Ori­oles and Chicago White Sox set to­gether with 242 home runs al­lowed in 2017.

Home runs by Gio Ur­shela and Cameron May­bin rounded out the dam­age for the Yan­kees.

The Ori­oles en­tered this four-game, three-day se­ries with the Yan­kees 17 home runs al­lowed shy of the ma­jor league record set by the 2016 Cincinnati Reds, who al­lowed 258 home runs. En­ter­ing the sec­ond game of the dou­ble­header, they’ve al­lowed 245.

Whether the Yan­kees can be the team to set that mark would be fit­ting, al­though a lit­tle chal­leng­ing.

New York hit 16 home runs in a three-game se­ries at Cam­den Yards last week to set a ma­jor league record for most home runs against an op­po­nent in a sea­son with 52.

Tor­res’ home run was his 11th against the Ori­oles, one shy of the ma­jor league record against an op­po­nent in a sea­son since the league adopted di­vi­sional play in 1969.

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