Villar's record-setting HR carries Orioles past Dodgers 7-3

BALTIMORE (AP) In a season defined by baseballs flying out of the park, the Baltimore Orioles have been on the wrong end of the equation more times than any team in major league history.

For a welcome change, the Orioles contributed to a long ball record with one of their own. The milestone homer , a three-run drive in the seventh inning by Jonathan Villar, carried Baltimore past the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday night.

Villar's drive off Caleb Ferguson (1-2) was the 6,106th in the majors this season, breaking the previous mark of 6,105 in 2017. Villar sent a fastball deep into the left field seats to break a 2-2 deadlock and help the Orioles snap a six-game skid.

''Somebody told me after the homer (about the record). That's unbelievable,'' Villar said. ''They put the bat in the Hall of Fame. I'm excited for that.''

The Orioles have yielded a major league record 280 homers this season, but on this night they hit the two that mattered most: Villar's and a two-run drive by Pedro Severino in the eighth.

''The home runs are up everywhere and it's tough to keep the ball in the ballpark,'' Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. ''I've seen enough home runs here from the other side, so it's nice to get one from our side.''

Having clinched the NL West title on Tuesday night before indulging in a boozy celebration, the Dodgers did not appear to play with their usual intensity.

''I imagine there may not be a winning record for teams (the day) after they clinch, but definitely not an excuse that we'll use,'' said starter Ross Stripling, who toiled for only three innings before getting the rest of the night off.

Manager Dave Roberts rested starters Joc Pederson and Justin Turner. A first-inning double by David Freese was Los Angeles' only hit off John Means through the fifth, and the Dodgers finished with six hits - the most notable a two-run shot by A.J. Pollock that made it 2-1 in the sixth.

''I thought we were ready,'' Roberts insisted. ''You have to give credit to the guy over there who made pitches.''

Roberts used seven pitchers.

''I thought up until that seventh inning, we threw the ball really well,'' he said.

The Baltimore seventh began with a walk, and Austin Hays' third hit of the game preceded Villar's career-high 21st home run.

''Huge hit for us,'' Hyde said.

The victory was Baltimore's 47th of the season, matching its total from last year. The Orioles remain two defeats away from their second straight 100-loss season.

Shawn Armstrong (1-1) followed Means with 1 2/3 innings of one-hit relief to earn his second career victory in 100 appearances.

SHOUT OUT

Roberts is in the midst of his fourth straight 90-win season with Los Angeles. Hyde is striving to win 50 games in his first year with the rebuilding Orioles.

Hyde, who won a World Series ring as a coach with the Chicago Cubs, can appreciate what it takes to be a constant winner.

''I have a lot of respect for the Dodgers. I have a lot of respect for Dave Roberts,'' Hyde said. ''That's so hard to do, seven years in a row winning the division. He's done some great things there.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: Turner (ankle) remained out of the lineup. Roberts said X-rays were inconclusive and that Turner would undergo an MRI exam. ''Right now, with where we're at, to push it doesn't make a whole lot of sense,'' Roberts said. ... INF Max Muncy (fractured wrist) is expected to rejoin the team Friday in New York. Muncy, who has 33 HRs and 87 RBIs, has been hitting live pitching in Arizona this week.

Orioles: Hyde is adamant about protecting the right arm of 2013 first-round pick Hunter Harvey (1-0, 1.69 ERA over 5 1/3 innings). ''He hasn't thrown this much since 2014, so he's got some soreness,'' Hyde said. ''He's never pitched into September, so we're just giving him a little bit more time off.''

UP NEXT

Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (4-1, 2.55 ERA), who is 2-0 with an 0.87 ERA in 12 lifetime appearances against Baltimore, returns from a forearm strain Thursday night to make his first appearance since June 19 in the finale of the three-game series.

Orioles: Dylan Bundy (6-13, 5.06) makes his 28th start, needing to win twice more to match his victory total of 2018.

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  • W: S. Armstrong (1-1)L: C. Ferguson (1-2)
  • HR: LAD - A. Pollock (14), BAL - J. Villar (21), P. Severino (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Pollock LF41221001.260.324.475.8008.0
D. Freese 1B40100012.311.406.6091.0150.5
C. Taylor RF30000011.264.334.469.803-0.5
a- J. Pederson PH01000100.250.340.537.8772.0
C. Bellinger CF40000022.303.407.6341.041-1.0
E. Hernandez 2B30100010.243.312.427.7390.5
b- M. Beaty PH10110000.287.335.498.8322.0
C. Seager SS40000012.260.326.459.785-0.5
W. Smith DH30000011.265.338.610.948-0.5
c- G. Lux PH-DH10000001.240.321.440.7610.0
J. Gyorko 3B30000001.183.256.268.5240.0
A. Barnes C21100110.201.293.340.6333.5
  • a-walked for Taylor in the 9th
  • b-singled for Hernandez in the 9th
  • c-lined out for Smith in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar SS-2B41131003.277.343.456.8008.0
H. Alberto 3B31100111.320.342.445.7872.5
A. Santander LF-RF40000022.278.312.500.812-1.0
T. Mancini RF-1B41100022.277.349.513.8632.0
D. Smith DH41220000.236.291.408.6996.0
P. Severino C41121021.255.324.427.7506.0
C. Davis 1B20000010.172.265.305.570-0.5
a- R. Nunez PH00000100.251.316.471.7861.0
M. Williams PR-LF11000000.333.316.389.7051.0
A. Hays CF41300000.300.364.400.7645.0
S. Wilkerson 2B10000101.213.268.372.6401.0
b- M. Trumbo PH10000002.267.267.467.7330.0
R. Martin SS10000010.196.248.296.545-0.5
  • a-walked for Davis in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Wilkerson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Barnes (12)
  • HR - A. Pollock (14)
  • RBI - A. Pollock 2 (41), M. Beaty (46)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Freese, C. Bellinger, G. Lux (3), J. Gyorko
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Mancini (32), D. Smith (16), A. Hays
  • HR - J. Villar (21), P. Severino (12)
  • RBI - J. Villar 3 (65), D. Smith 2 (50), P. Severino 2 (43)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Smith (15)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar (56), H. Alberto (50), T. Mancini (41), P. Severino
FIELDING
  • E - D. Freese (2), C. Taylor (10)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Martin-Villar-Mancini)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Stripling3.03110203.401.136.0
D. May2.01001204.551.235.0
J. Kelly (BS, 5)1.01111304.561.401.5
C. Ferguson (L, 1-2)0.12331015.131.49-11.0
Y. Garcia0.21000103.450.83-0.5
A. Kolarek0.11210013.421.20-2.0
D. Floro0.20000103.891.270.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Stripling3.0
D. May2.0
J. Kelly (BS, 5)1.0
C. Ferguson (L, 1-2)0.1
Y. Garcia0.2
A. Kolarek0.1
D. Floro0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Means6.14221613.471.1117.0
S. Armstrong (W, 1-1)1.21000105.261.529.5
M. Givens1.01111104.041.110.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Means6.1
S. Armstrong (W, 1-1)1.2
M. Givens1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Stripling (4), J. Kelly (10)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stripling 37-25, D. May 34-19, J. Kelly 25-15, C. Ferguson 11-5, Y. Garcia 14-8, A. Kolarek 11-6, D. Floro 10-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stripling 3-3, D. May 3-1, C. Ferguson 1-0, Y. Garcia 1-0, A. Kolarek 1-1, D. Floro 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Stripling 11, D. May 8, J. Kelly 5, C. Ferguson 4, Y. Garcia 3, A. Kolarek 3, D. Floro 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Means 87-53, S. Armstrong 22-15, M. Givens 32-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Means 4-9, S. Armstrong 1-2, M. Givens 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Means 24, S. Armstrong 5, M. Givens 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Pollock LF41221001.260.324.475.8008.0
D. Freese 1B40100012.311.406.6091.0150.5
C. Taylor RF30000011.264.334.469.803-0.5
a- J. Pederson PH01000100.250.340.537.8772.0
C. Bellinger CF40000022.303.407.6341.041-1.0
E. Hernandez 2B30100010.243.312.427.7390.5
b- M. Beaty PH10110000.287.335.498.8322.0
C. Seager SS40000012.260.326.459.785-0.5
W. Smith DH30000011.265.338.610.948-0.5
c- G. Lux PH-DH10000001.240.321.440.7610.0
J. Gyorko 3B30000001.183.256.268.5240.0
A. Barnes C21100110.201.293.340.6333.5
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HITTERSAB
A. Pollock LF4
D. Freese 1B4
C. Taylor RF3
a- J. Pederson PH0
C. Bellinger CF4
E. Hernandez 2B3
b- M. Beaty PH1
C. Seager SS4
W. Smith DH3
c- G. Lux PH-DH1
J. Gyorko 3B3
A. Barnes C2
Total32
  • a-walked for Taylor in the 9th
  • b-singled for Hernandez in the 9th
  • c-lined out for Smith in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar SS-2B41131003.277.343.456.8008.0
H. Alberto 3B31100111.320.342.445.7872.5
A. Santander LF-RF40000022.278.312.500.812-1.0
T. Mancini RF-1B41100022.277.349.513.8632.0
D. Smith DH41220000.236.291.408.6996.0
P. Severino C41121021.255.324.427.7506.0
C. Davis 1B20000010.172.265.305.570-0.5
a- R. Nunez PH00000100.251.316.471.7861.0
M. Williams PR-LF11000000.333.316.389.7051.0
A. Hays CF41300000.300.364.400.7645.0
S. Wilkerson 2B10000101.213.268.372.6401.0
b- M. Trumbo PH10000002.267.267.467.7330.0
R. Martin SS10000010.196.248.296.545-0.5
Total3379723912-----
HITTERSAB
J. Villar SS-2B4
H. Alberto 3B3
A. Santander LF-RF4
T. Mancini RF-1B4
D. Smith DH4
P. Severino C4
C. Davis 1B2
a- R. Nunez PH0
M. Williams PR-LF1
A. Hays CF4
S. Wilkerson 2B1
b- M. Trumbo PH1
R. Martin SS1
Total33
  • a-walked for Davis in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Wilkerson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Barnes (12)
  • HR - A. Pollock (14)
  • RBI - A. Pollock 2 (41), M. Beaty (46)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Freese, C. Bellinger, G. Lux (3), J. Gyorko
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Mancini (32), D. Smith (16), A. Hays
  • HR - J. Villar (21), P. Severino (12)
  • RBI - J. Villar 3 (65), D. Smith 2 (50), P. Severino 2 (43)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Smith (15)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar (56), H. Alberto (50), T. Mancini (41), P. Severino
FIELDING
  • E - D. Freese (2), C. Taylor (10)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Martin-Villar-Mancini)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Stripling3.03110203.401.136.0
D. May2.01001204.551.235.0
J. Kelly (BS, 5)1.01111304.561.401.5
C. Ferguson (L, 1-2)0.12331015.131.49-11.0
Y. Garcia0.21000103.450.83-0.5
A. Kolarek0.11210013.421.20-2.0
D. Floro0.20000103.891.270.5
Total8.0976392---
PITCHERSIP
R. Stripling3.0
D. May2.0
J. Kelly (BS, 5)1.0
C. Ferguson (L, 1-2)0.1
Y. Garcia0.2
A. Kolarek0.1
D. Floro0.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Means6.14221613.471.1117.0
S. Armstrong (W, 1-1)1.21000105.261.529.5
M. Givens1.01111104.041.110.5
Total9.0633281---
PITCHERSIP
J. Means6.1
S. Armstrong (W, 1-1)1.2
M. Givens1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Stripling (4), J. Kelly (10)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stripling 37-25, D. May 34-19, J. Kelly 25-15, C. Ferguson 11-5, Y. Garcia 14-8, A. Kolarek 11-6, D. Floro 10-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stripling 3-3, D. May 3-1, C. Ferguson 1-0, Y. Garcia 1-0, A. Kolarek 1-1, D. Floro 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Stripling 11, D. May 8, J. Kelly 5, C. Ferguson 4, Y. Garcia 3, A. Kolarek 3, D. Floro 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Means 87-53, S. Armstrong 22-15, M. Givens 32-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Means 4-9, S. Armstrong 1-2, M. Givens 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Means 24, S. Armstrong 5, M. Givens 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Beaty singled to right, Pederson scored37
  • 8TH INNING
    Severino homered to left center, Smith scored27
  • 7TH INNING
    Villar homered to left, Williams and Hays scored25
  • 6TH INNING
    Smith singled to right, Alberto scored22
    Pollock homered to center, Barnes scored21
  • 2ND INNING
    Smith doubled to deep right, Mancini scored, Smith out at third01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Mychal Givens relieved Shawn Armstrong
    • Joc Pederson hit for Chris Taylor
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pederson walked
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bellinger grounded out to first, Pederson to third
    • Matt Beaty hit for Enrique Hernandez
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Beaty singled to right, Pederson scored
    • C. Seager: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • Gavin Lux hit for Will Smith
    • G. Lux: Strike looking, Beaty to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lux lined out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Richie Martin at shortstop
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Barnes struck out looking
    • A. Pollock: Pollock singled to left center
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Freese grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Pollock out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Kolarek relieved Yimi Garcia
    • D. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Smith safe at first on 1st baseman Freese fielding error
    • P. Severino: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Severino homered to left center, Smith scored
    • M. Williams: Ball, Strike swinging, Williams flied out to shallow left
    • Dylan Floro relieved Adam Kolarek
    • A. Hays: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Hays grounded out to second
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Means Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez singled to right
    • C. Seager: Seager lined out to center
    • Shawn Armstrong relieved John Means
    • W. Smith: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Smith flied out to center
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Gyorko flied out to right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Caleb Ferguson relieved Joe Kelly
    • Renato Nunez hit for Chris Davis
    • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nunez walked
    • Mason Williams ran for Renato Nunez
    • A. Hays: Hays singled to right, Williams to third, Hays to second on right fielder Taylor fielding error
    • Mark Trumbo hit for Stevie Wilkerson
    • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Trumbo grounded out to third
    • J. Villar: Villar homered to left, Williams and Hays scored
    • Yimi Garcia relieved Caleb Ferguson
    • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Alberto singled to left
    • A. Santander: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Santander grounded out to shortstop, Alberto to second
    • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Means Pitching:
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Barnes doubled to deep left
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pollock homered to center, Barnes scored
    • D. Freese: Freese flied out to deep right
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Bellinger struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Joe Kelly relieved Dustin May
    • H. Alberto: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Alberto walked
    • A. Santander: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santander struck out swinging
    • T. Mancini: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Alberto to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
    • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Smith singled to right, Alberto scored
    • P. Severino: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Severino struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Means Pitching:
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Seager grounded out to second
    • W. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • J. Gyorko: Gyorko grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. May Pitching:
    • P. Severino: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Severino struck out looking
    • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
    • A. Hays: Strike swinging, Hays doubled to deep right center
    • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Wilkerson walked
    • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Villar reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Wilkerson out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Means Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Taylor flied out to center
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Bellinger struck out on foul tip
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Dustin May relieved Ross Stripling
    • A. Santander: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Santander flied out to left
    • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Smith: Smith grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Means Pitching:
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Gyorko popped out to shortstop
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Barnes walked
    • A. Pollock: Pollock popped out to shortstop
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • A. Hays: Ball, Ball, Hays singled to left
    • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Ball, Hays to second on wild pitch, Wilkerson grounded out to second, Hays to third
    • J. Villar: Foul, Villar flied out to left
    • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Ball, Alberto lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Means Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez popped out to shortstop
    • C. Seager: Seager grounded out to first
    • W. Smith: Ball, Smith fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • T. Mancini: Foul, Mancini doubled to left center
    • D. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smith doubled to deep right, Mancini scored, Smith out at third
    • P. Severino: Foul, Severino flied out to deep right
    • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Davis grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Means Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pollock lined out to center
    • D. Freese: Freese singled to right center
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Taylor flied out to deep left
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bellinger grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Villar grounded out to second
    • H. Alberto: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alberto struck out swinging
    • A. Santander: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santander struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)