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Power ball: O's blast franchise-record eight homers in 19-3 win over Phillies

Power ball: O's blast franchise-record eight homers in 19-3 win over Phillies

After Ryan Flaherty sent a record-setting home-run ball into the center-field bleachers at Camden Yards -- the exclamation point on the Orioles’ 19-3 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday night -- he was getting heckled by his teammates inside the Orioles clubhouse. Flaherty had just hit the Orioles’ eighth home run of the night, their most in a game since arriving in Baltimore in 1954 -- a solo home run in the eighth inning coming off position player Jeff Francoeur. As Flaherty conducted his postgame interview, an Orioles official stood nearby holding his historic home run ball -- its next stop likely a museum display case after Flaherty...

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