The home run problem

Giving up the longball continues to be a problem for the O's pitching staff.

The Orioles entered play today with 138 homers allowed, the most by any staff in the American League.

Brian Matusz gave up three homers today in his 2 2/3 innings outing.

O's pitchers have now allowed at least one long ball in 12 of the last 13 games, giving up 23 in that stretch.

Chris Tillman and Matusz have combined to allow eight homers in 25 innings so far.

Meanwhile, the Orioles have hit 108 homers on the year, that is 11th in the AL.

If the Orioles don't homer today, they will match their longest stretch of the year, four games, with a home run.

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