Major League Baseball breaks single-season record with 6,106th HR

O's' Villar hits MLB's record-setting 6,106th HR

O's' Villar hits MLB's record-setting 6,106th HR

The Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Villar hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning at Camden Yards on Wednesday night, the 6,106th homer of the season, setting an Major League Baseball single-season record.

Villar went deep off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Caleb Ferguson at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

In this season of the home run, 16 teams are on a pace to set a new franchise record.

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso has set the National League rookie record with 47 homers, a total that also leads the majors. With a current average of 2.8 home runs being hit per game this season, the record was certain to fall with 14 games on the schedule.

They had surrendered 279 coming into the game and gave up another to the Dodgers.

Honestly, not all that much a big deal, but ... it's pretty amusing when you think about the record getting broken by an Oriole.

"It's unbelievable", said Villar, whose bat was collected to be taken to the Baseball Hall of Fame. A solo shot from Oakland A's shortstop Marcus Semien off Houston Astros rookie right-hander Jose Urquidy tied the mark before Villar's blast.

Across MLB there have been 1,000 or more home runs in each complete calendar month this season.

The Year of the Home Run continues, as records keep falling.