When Franklin Gutierrez was hit by a Chris Waters pitch in the fourth inning tonight, the Cleveland Indians tied the 1996 Toronto Blue Jays for the American League record with 92 hit batsmen. Gotta believe that record goes down before the Indians leave town tomorrow.
The Orioles have been plunking batters at pretty good clip during the second half of this season. Orioles pitchers have hit 71 batter this year, which is the fourth most in club history. The record is 80, set in 2003.