Adam Jones should get used to hitting bombs at Kauffman Stadium. The American League is going to need that power when he’s starting in centerfield during the All-Star Game.
After going 0-for-6 with two strikeouts during the first fourteen innings of play, Adam Jones came up big again for the Orioles with a solo homer in the fifteenth that ultimately secured the Orioles 4-3 victory over the Royals.
This is nothing new for Jones though. Just ten days ago he smashed a three run blast over the monster seats in Fenway in the seventeenth inning. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Jones is the first player with two game-winning home runs in the 15th inning or later in the same season since Mark McGwire in 1988.
MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko tweeted that nine of Jones’ 12 home runs this season have tied the game or given the Orioles the lead.
That’s clutch hitting.
Time for a payday. And it’s going to be a big one. Hopefully the Orioles get it done soon.