Five for Friday: Orioles records that could fall in 2013
Chris Davis has been a home-run machine. Manny Machado is swatting doubles at a historic rate. Even Jim Johnson, despite his struggles, may scribble out his own name in the Orioles record book. A third of the way through the season, several players and the team as a whole are chasing single-season milestones. In this week's Five for Friday, blogger and reporter Matt Vensel looks at five club records that could fall in 2013.
-- Matt Vensel
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The Orioles and the team record for home runs in one season( Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun / May 22, 2013 )
Davis isn't the only Orioles hitter who has been launching balls out of the park. Adam Jones and J.J. Hardy have 10 home runs apiece and the Orioles lead the major leagues with 75 through 54 games. They are on pace to hit 225 home runs this season, which is shy of the club-record 257 home runs hit by the 1996 Orioles. They will have to pick up the pace to top that, but the rising temperatures should help.