Major League Baseball hitters have punctuated a power-packed year by shattering the record for most home runs in a season.Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles did the official honors Wednesday night, connecting for the 6,106th homer that topped a 2-year-old mark.There are plenty more to come, too \u2014 the record was broken with 18 days left in the regular season. The rise in home runs during recent seasons has been tied to changes in the baseballs that have made them fly farther.Villar\u2019s three-run shot off Caleb Ferguson of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camden Yards was the 22nd home run of the night. It was Villar\u2019s career-high 21st homer.\u201cSomebody told me after the homer. That\u2019s unbelievable,\u201d Villar said. \u201cThat\u2019s impressive for me, not for me, it\u2019s for the team because we hit it here. That\u2019s awesome. They put the bat in the Hall of Fame. I\u2019m excited for that.\u201dThe Orioles have allowed a record 280 homers.\u201cThe home runs are up everywhere and it\u2019s tough to keep the ball in the ballpark. It\u2019s tough to keep the ball in this ballpark on a humid night when the ball was traveling,\u201d Baltimore Manager Brandon Hyde said after a 7-3 win. \u201cI\u2019ve seen enough home runs here from the other side so it\u2019s nice to get one from our side.\u201dMets rookie Pete Alonso leads the majors with 47 home runs.The Minnesota Twins top the majors with 277 after Jorge Polanco connected in the third inning against Washington ace Stephen Strasburg at Target Field. The Twins\u2019 total is the most for a team in a single season.In August, big league batters broke the monthly home run record for the third time this year when they hit 1,228 home runs, the Elias Sports Bureau said. That surpassed the 1,142 in June and 1,135 in May.There were 5,585 home runs last year.In 2017, Alex Gordon hit the record-breaking 5,694th homer of the season. That topped the mark set in 2000 at the height of the steroids era.