Phillies starter Jerome Williams (3-7) left with a hamstring injury after getting only two outs.
By Sam Bush
With each passing day and game, Phillies fans have become used to a new low.
Then there was Tuesday night’s game in Baltimore.
Manny Machado and newcomer Chris Parmelee each hit two of an Orioles-record eight home runs, and the Orioles breezed past the woeful Phillies 19-3 for its eighth win in nine games.
The defeat sealed the Phillies’ first winless road trip of at least eight games since an 0-9 run in August 1883, their inaugural season. The Phils host the Orioles on Wednesday after going 0-8 in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
The eight home runs were the most by the Orioles since their move from St. Louis in 1954. They hit seven in a game three times previously, the last on Sept. 26, 2012, against Toronto.
Ryan Flaherty set the record with a solo shot in the eighth inning off Phillies right fielder Jeff Francoeur, who retired all three batters in the seventh after Baltimore scored in each of the first six innings.
Machado set the tone by hitting starter Jerome Williams’ second pitch into the seats in left field, sparking a six-run first inning that doomed the Phillies to their 12th consecutive road defeat.
Making his debut with the Orioles after being added to the 40-man roster earlier in the day, Parmelee set a career high with four hits and enjoyed his second career multihomer game. He scored three runs and had two RBIs.
Chris Tillman (5-7) allowed three runs and four hits in six innings to win his third straight start.
Williams (3-7) left with a hamstring injury after getting only two outs. He was replaced by Dustin McGowan, who yielded five home runs in 3 1-3 innings: second-inning solo shots by Machado, Jimmy Paredes and Parmelee; a three-run drive by David Lough in the third; and a leadoff shot by Chris Davis in the fourth.
Parmelee added a leader homer off Justin De Fratus in the sixth. De Fratus’ next pitch soared inside to J.J. Hardy, resulting in the right-hander’s ejection by home plate umpire Lance Barksdale.
Maikel Franco homered for the Phillies, who were swept in a third straight series for the first time since 1989. Philly owns the worst record in the majors (22-44) and worst road record (7-28).
Williams left the game after being flattened in a pileup at the plate when the two runs scored on a single wild pitch. The right-hander has surrendered 10 first-inning runs in his last two starts.