Major League Baseball sets single-season homer record

O's' Villar hits MLB's record-setting 6,106th HR

O's' Villar hits MLB's record-setting 6,106th HR

Baltimore Orioles infielder Jonathan Villar clubbed home run No. 6,106 in Major League Baseball this season, setting the single-season record. A solo shot from Oakland A's shortstop Marcus Semien off Houston Astros rookie right-hander Jose Urquidy tied the mark before Villar's blast.

Entering Wednesday night's slate of games, teams were 21 home runs away from breaking the record.

In 2013, one team hit 200 or more home runs. There have already been 18 teams to hit 200 homers this year, and five more are on pace to reach 200. There are close to three weeks left in the season.

2017 and 2019 are the only two seasons in Major League Baseball history with at least 6,000 home runs hit.

Coming into 2019, the single-season record for home runs by a team was 267. The Yankees, who were rained out Wednesday in Detroit, are at 276 homers. The previous record? 6,015 dingers in 2017.

Blue Jays pitcher Trent Thornton threw five hitless innings in relief in an 8-0 win over the Red Sox. It was the 22nd home run of the night. The three-run homer gave the Orioles a 5-2 lead in the seventh inning.

Diamondbacks (75-71) at Mets (75-70), 1:10 p.m. ET - These two teams are separated by just a half-game in the National League wild-card race.

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