The Orioles have been on something of an offensive rampage. In the month of June, the club has hit 54 home runs, leaving them four home runs shy of matching the all-time record for home runs in a month set by the 1987 Orioles and 1999 Mariners.
They were robbed of a home run on Tuesday night against the Padres, as Melvin Upton, Jr. made a dazzling catch over the wall in center field to bring back a J.J. Hardy home run. Upton alertly fired the ball to first base to double off Mark Trumbo. Hardy put good wood on a 3-2 Erik Johnson fastball, appearing to have enough to break a 1-1 tie in the top of the second inning.
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The O’s, who have averaged more than two home runs per game, have two games remaining in June with which to hit four home runs. They’ll face Padres starter Christian Friedrich on Wednesday night and Mariners starter Taijuan Walker on Thursday night.