Orioles become fastest team to give up 100 HRs in a season
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It's only May 21, and the Baltimore Orioles are already in the record books this season for the wrong reasons.

On Tuesday, the Orioles became the fastest team in MLB history to give up 100 home runs in a season, doing so in their 48th game of 2019. They did that nine games faster than the now-previous record holders, the 2000 Kansas City Royals, according to ESPN Stats and Info.

Baltimore had allowed 97 long balls heading into Tuesday's game against the New York Yankees, and the team gave up three more over the first five innings. Clint Frazier's second homer of the game was the Orioles' 100th allowed.

The major-league record for single-season homers allowed by one team is 258, a mark the 2016 Cincinnati Reds hold. If the Orioles' current pace continues, they'll sail past the Reds and give up 338 home runs, according to ESPN's Eddie Matz.

Orioles starter David Hess, who allowed all three Yankees homers on Tuesday, has now surrendered an MLB-leading 17 dingers in 10 outings.

Frazier became the 15th player to record a multi-homer game versus Baltimore this year.

A majority of the damage done to Orioles pitching this season has come from the Yankees, a club that's hit 29 homers against Baltimore over 10 games. Gary Sanchez, who homered again Tuesday, and Gleyber Torres have each slugged eight against Baltimore. Also, six of Sanchez's homers have come at Camden Yards.

Entering play on Tuesday, opponents were hitting .266/.343/.505 against the Orioles.

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