Orioles tie MLB record for HRs allowed, beat Royals 8-1

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.''

Anthony Santander and Renato Nunez hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning for Baltimore, which won its first series since July 25-27 at the Los Angeles Angels.

Jonathan Villar opened the scoring with a two-run shot, while Hanser Alberto put the game away with a three-run blast in the sixth.

Whit Merrifield homered leading off the third for Kansas City. The 2016 Cincinnati Reds owned the previous record for home runs allowed in a season, but the Orioles have 35 games to surpass them.

Long balls have hampered Baltimore throughout the year. The Yankees hit 61 homers off Orioles pitching this season, a record for one team against another.

Aaron Brooks (3-7) picked up his first win in eight starts with the Orioles since being claimed on waivers from Oakland on July 6. He allowed one run and seven hits with four strikeouts over five innings. It was also his first win since April 11.

The last team Brooks beat? The Orioles.

''For me coming over to a new organization, I wanted to show positive movement forward and competitiveness,'' Brooks said. ''I feel like I'm finally moving towards that part of my game again. It feels good.''

Villar put the Orioles ahead 2-0 in the second with his homer off Mike Montgomery (3-6), whose streak of 14 consecutive scoreless innings was snapped. Stevie Wilkerson later hit an RBI double. He finished with a career-high three hits.

''Credit them,'' Montgomery said. ''They had a good game plan, they did a good job of making me work, chasing pitches that I wanted them to chase. I wasn't executing pitches as well as I have the last few weeks, but that happens. They did a good job, just trying to battle.''

Santander and Nunez, who hit his 28th homer, made it 5-1 in the fifth, and Alberto increased the margin in the sixth.

''It feels good when you're on the winning side,'' Alberto said.

The Royals fell to 1-11 in rubber games this year.

QUIET BATS

The Royals have scored one or zero runs in 25 games this season, third most in the majors.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: SS Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder) was fine after a rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Omaha. Mondesi, who served as DH, was scheduled to play 3-to-5 innings in the field on Wednesday. ... Manager Ned Yost hasn't decided whether LHP Danny Duffy (left hamstring strain) will return to the rotation this weekend. Duffy threw 65 pitches in a simulated game Tuesday. ''We could either have him do a live rehab or put him back in the rotation,'' Yost said.

Orioles: OF Dwight Smith Jr. (left calf strain) started in left field at Triple-A Norfolk on a rehab assignment Wednesday after serving as the DH the prior two games.

UP NEXT

Royals: Resume a suspended game Thursday in Boston with a 2-1 count on catcher Meibrys Viloria in the top of the 10th inning. The teams were tied 4-4 before the game on Aug. 7 was interrupted by rain. Zach Plesac (6-4, 3.53 ERA) starts the opener Friday in Cleveland against Jakob Junis (8-11, 4.78).

Orioles: RHP Asher Wojciechowski (2-6, 4.78) has lost his last three decisions and will match up against Tampa Bay LHP Ryan Yarbrough (11-3, 3.34) on Thursday.

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KC45-82
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BAL41-86
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  • W: A. Brooks (3-7)L: M. Montgomery (3-6)
  • HR: KC - W. Merrifield (15), BAL - J. Villar (17), R. Nunez (28), H. Alberto (9), A. Santander (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Merrifield 2B41111002.299.351.478.8286.0
J. Soler DH40000010.255.348.539.888-0.5
H. Dozier RF40100021.286.364.550.9140.0
A. Gordon LF40200011.262.334.405.7391.5
C. Cuthbert 3B40000002.253.291.387.6780.0
R. O'Hearn 1B40000020.170.256.296.552-1.0
M. Viloria C40100020.215.268.323.5910.0
B. Phillips CF30100110.200.333.267.6001.5
N. Lopez SS30100002.230.268.305.5731.0
a- H. Arteaga PH10000000.181.230.202.4320.0
  • a-grounded out for N. Lopez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
H. Alberto 3B41131103.317.340.441.7819.0
T. Mancini 1B50000015.273.344.524.868-0.5
A. Santander LF51111012.275.313.475.7895.5
R. Nunez DH22111200.240.309.478.7889.0
J. Villar 2B31221111.278.349.454.8037.5
P. Severino C41100023.254.328.422.7512.0
D. Stewart RF31100100.205.239.227.4662.0
S. Wilkerson CF40310001.228.272.401.6735.0
R. Martin SS21200000.198.256.296.5524.0
    BATTING
    • HR - W. Merrifield (15)
    • RBI - W. Merrifield (65)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Merrifield 2 (2), H. Dozier, A. Gordon, C. Cuthbert 2 (2), N. Lopez 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - P. Severino (11), S. Wilkerson (15)
    • HR - H. Alberto (9), A. Santander (12), R. Nunez (28), J. Villar (17)
    • SH - R. Martin (4)
    • RBI - H. Alberto 3 (43), A. Santander (36), R. Nunez (73), J. Villar 2 (57), S. Wilkerson (33)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Alberto, A. Santander 2 (2), P. Severino, D. Stewart
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - J. Villar (8), D. Stewart
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Lopez-Merrifield-O'Hearn)
    FIELDING
    • E - D. Stewart
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Montgomery (L, 3-6)5.08553334.991.60-4.5
    T. Hill1.02331014.371.37-3.0
    S. Barlow1.00001205.051.533.0
    K. McCarthy1.02000005.141.671.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Montgomery (L, 3-6)5.0
    T. Hill1.0
    S. Barlow1.0
    K. McCarthy1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Brooks (W, 3-7)5.07111416.211.4415.0
    P. Fry1.00000204.981.344.0
    S. Armstrong1.00000005.801.513.0
    R. Bleier2.00000305.771.467.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Brooks (W, 3-7)5.0
    P. Fry1.0
    S. Armstrong1.0
    R. Bleier2.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - K. McCarthy (2)
    • HBP - M. Montgomery (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Montgomery 91-58, T. Hill 30-20, S. Barlow 20-14, K. McCarthy 21-15
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Montgomery 7-2, T. Hill 1-2, K. McCarthy 1-2
    • Batters Faced - M. Montgomery 24, T. Hill 6, S. Barlow 4, K. McCarthy 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Brooks 92-58, P. Fry 15-9, S. Armstrong 20-14, R. Bleier 27-20
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Brooks 5-6, S. Armstrong 1-3, R. Bleier 3-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Brooks 23, P. Fry 3, S. Armstrong 4, R. Bleier 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    KC45-82
    001000000170
    BAL41-86
    03002300X8121
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    W. Merrifield 2B41111002.299.351.478.8286.0
    J. Soler DH40000010.255.348.539.888-0.5
    H. Dozier RF40100021.286.364.550.9140.0
    A. Gordon LF40200011.262.334.405.7391.5
    C. Cuthbert 3B40000002.253.291.387.6780.0
    R. O'Hearn 1B40000020.170.256.296.552-1.0
    M. Viloria C40100020.215.268.323.5910.0
    B. Phillips CF30100110.200.333.267.6001.5
    N. Lopez SS30100002.230.268.305.5731.0
    a- H. Arteaga PH10000000.181.230.202.4320.0
    Total351711198-----
    • a-grounded out for N. Lopez in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    H. Alberto 3B41131103.317.340.441.7819.0
    T. Mancini 1B50000015.273.344.524.868-0.5
    A. Santander LF51111012.275.313.475.7895.5
    R. Nunez DH22111200.240.309.478.7889.0
    J. Villar 2B31221111.278.349.454.8037.5
    P. Severino C41100023.254.328.422.7512.0
    D. Stewart RF31100100.205.239.227.4662.0
    S. Wilkerson CF40310001.228.272.401.6735.0
    R. Martin SS21200000.198.256.296.5524.0
    Total35913846516-----
      BATTING
      • HR - W. Merrifield (15)
      • RBI - W. Merrifield (65)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Merrifield 2 (2), H. Dozier, A. Gordon, C. Cuthbert 2 (2), N. Lopez 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - P. Severino (11), S. Wilkerson (15)
      • HR - H. Alberto (9), A. Santander (12), R. Nunez (28), J. Villar (17)
      • SH - R. Martin (4)
      • RBI - H. Alberto 3 (43), A. Santander (36), R. Nunez (73), J. Villar 2 (57), S. Wilkerson (33)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Alberto, A. Santander 2 (2), P. Severino, D. Stewart
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Villar (8), D. Stewart
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Lopez-Merrifield-O'Hearn)
      FIELDING
      • E - D. Stewart
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Montgomery (L, 3-6)5.08553334.991.60-4.5
      T. Hill1.02331014.371.37-3.0
      S. Barlow1.00001205.051.533.0
      K. McCarthy1.02000005.141.671.0
      Total8.01288554---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Montgomery (L, 3-6)5.0
      T. Hill1.0
      S. Barlow1.0
      K. McCarthy1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Brooks (W, 3-7)5.07111416.211.4415.0
      P. Fry1.00000204.981.344.0
      S. Armstrong1.00000005.801.513.0
      R. Bleier2.00000305.771.467.5
      Total9.0711191---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Brooks (W, 3-7)5.0
      P. Fry1.0
      S. Armstrong1.0
      R. Bleier2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - K. McCarthy (2)
      • HBP - M. Montgomery (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Montgomery 91-58, T. Hill 30-20, S. Barlow 20-14, K. McCarthy 21-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Montgomery 7-2, T. Hill 1-2, K. McCarthy 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Montgomery 24, T. Hill 6, S. Barlow 4, K. McCarthy 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Brooks 92-58, P. Fry 15-9, S. Armstrong 20-14, R. Bleier 27-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Brooks 5-6, S. Armstrong 1-3, R. Bleier 3-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Brooks 23, P. Fry 3, S. Armstrong 4, R. Bleier 6
      • 6TH INNING
        Alberto homered to left center, Stewart and Martin scored18
      • 5TH INNING
        Nunez homered to center15
        Santander homered to left center14
      • 3RD INNING
        Merrifield homered to left center13
      • 2ND INNING
        Wilkerson doubled to left center, Severino scored03
        Villar homered to center, Nunez scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • R. Bleier Pitching:
        • M. Viloria: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Viloria struck out looking
        • B. Phillips: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Phillips struck out swinging
        • Humberto Arteaga hit for Nicky Lopez
        • H. Arteaga: Ball, Arteaga grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Richard Bleier relieved Shawn Armstrong
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gordon grounded out to first
        • C. Cuthbert: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cuthbert grounded out to third
        • R. O'Hearn: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, O'Hearn struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Kevin McCarthy relieved Scott Barlow
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Ball, Wilkerson reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • R. Martin: Strike swinging, Martin singled to left, Wilkerson to second
        • H. Alberto: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Alberto flied out to right
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wilkerson to third, Martin to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Mancini grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Santander: Foul, Santander popped out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Shawn Armstrong relieved Paul Fry
        • N. Lopez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Lopez flied out to center
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Merrifield lined out to second
        • J. Soler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Soler safe at first on right fielder Stewart fielding error, Soler to second
        • H. Dozier: Dozier grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Scott Barlow relieved Tim Hill
        • R. Nunez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Nunez walked
        • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • P. Severino: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Severino struck out swinging
        • D. Stewart: Strike looking, Foul, Stewart popped out to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Paul Fry relieved Aaron Brooks
        • R. O'Hearn: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, O'Hearn struck out swinging
        • M. Viloria: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Viloria struck out looking
        • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Ball, Phillips flied out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Tim Hill relieved Mike Montgomery
        • D. Stewart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Stewart walked
        • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Wilkerson flied out to right
        • R. Martin: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Martin singled to center, Stewart to second
        • H. Alberto: Alberto homered to left center, Stewart and Martin scored
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Santander: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Santander flied out to deep center
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Brooks Pitching:
        • J. Soler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Soler struck out looking
        • H. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gordon singled to center
        • C. Cuthbert: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Cuthbert fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Montgomery Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini grounded out to first
        • A. Santander: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Santander homered to left center
        • R. Nunez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Nunez homered to center
        • J. Villar: Villar reached on an infield single to third
        • P. Severino: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Severino grounded out to pitcher, Villar to second
        • D. Stewart: Ball, Villar caught stealing third, catcher to third
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Brooks Pitching:
        • R. O'Hearn: Foul, Ball, Ball, O'Hearn lined out to third
        • M. Viloria: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Viloria flied out to left
        • B. Phillips: Ball, Phillips singled to left
        • N. Lopez: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Lopez reached on an infield single to second, Phillips to third
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Merrifield reached on fielder's choice to second, Lopez out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Montgomery Pitching:
        • D. Stewart: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Stewart grounded out to first
        • S. Wilkerson: Foul, Foul, Wilkerson singled to center
        • R. Martin: Foul, Martin hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Wilkerson to second
        • H. Alberto: Foul, Alberto grounded out to third
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Brooks Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Merrifield homered to left center
        • J. Soler: Foul, Soler grounded out to third
        • H. Dozier: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
        • A. Gordon: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gordon singled to center
        • C. Cuthbert: Foul, Ball, Ball, Cuthbert lined out to left
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Montgomery Pitching:
        • A. Santander: Santander grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Nunez flied out to deep right
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Villar walked
        • P. Severino: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Severino struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Brooks Pitching:
        • C. Cuthbert: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Cuthbert grounded out to second
        • R. O'Hearn: Strike looking, Ball, O'Hearn grounded out to second
        • M. Viloria: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Viloria reached on bunt single to pitcher
        • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Phillips walked, Viloria to second
        • N. Lopez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Lopez grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Montgomery Pitching:
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Nunez walked
        • J. Villar: Villar homered to center, Nunez scored
        • P. Severino: Strike swinging, Severino doubled to right center
        • D. Stewart: Strike swinging, Stewart singled to shallow center, Severino to third
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Stewart caught stealing second, pitcher to first to second, Foul, Wilkerson doubled to left center, Severino scored
        • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martin hit by pitch
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alberto walked, Wilkerson to third, Martin to second
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Alberto out at second
        • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Brooks Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Foul, Merrifield lined out to right
        • J. Soler: Soler fouled out to first
        • H. Dozier: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Dozier reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Montgomery Pitching:
        • H. Alberto: Alberto popped out to second
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • A. Santander: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Santander struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)