A new MLB single-season home run record has been set with 18 days left in the season. . Villar's three-run home run in the seventh inning was the 22nd home run on Wednesday. . Somebody told me after the homer. That's unbelievable ... They put the bat in the Hall of Fame. I'm excited for that. , Jonathan Villar, via statement. A total of 6,125 home runs had been hit in 2019 by the end of Wednesday night. . The previous single-season record was set in 2017. . Before 2017, the record was 5,693 home runs hit in 2000. . The home runs are up everywhere and it's tough to keep the ball in the ballpark. It's tough to keep the ball in this ballpark on a humid night when the ball was traveling, Brandon Hyde, Orioles' manager, via statement . The Baltimore Orioles have allowed a single-season record of 280 home runs this season. . I've seen enough home runs here from the other side, so it's nice to get one from our side. , Brandon Hyde, via statement.