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'Inexcusable at this level': Yankees hit 5 homers, continue assault of Orioles pitching in 7-5 victory

'Inexcusable at this level': Yankees hit 5 homers, continue assault of Orioles pitching in 7-5 victory

As balls continue to go from Orioles pitchers’ hands to the middle of the strike zone, from opposing hitters’ bats to over ballparks’ fences, manager Brandon Hyde is starting to be at a loss for words.

A day after reaching 100 home runs allowed, the Orioles gave up five more in Wednesday’s 7-5 loss to the New York Yankees, their eighth straight defeat to their American League East foe. Baltimore has allowed at least five home runs seven times, an AL record, and have done so in 49 games.

“Those balls are right down the middle,” Hyde said, “so I don’t know what to say, really.”

Gleyber Torres and Gary Sánchez hit three homers between them to continue their assault...

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