Adam Jones and Steve Pearce named AL Players of the Week
How hot were the Baltimore Orioles last week? Baltimore’s humidity has nothing on the scorching, red hot O’s. Think of the temperature of the sun and multiply it times 1,000, then you’d get close to the flaming heat of Birds roster. In fact, the Orioles were so hot that when it came to handing out American League Player of the Week honors, Major League Baseball had to pick two O’s players, All-Star center fielder Adam Jones and Professional Hitter Steve Pearce.
Via MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli:
Jones, who was named an AL starter in next week’s All-Star Game, has a 10-game hitting streak and is batting .391 over the past week, with a double, a home run and four RBIs. The center fielder is coming off a weekend in Boston in which he went 5-for-14 with a walk and two runs scored. Jones is hitting .310/.334/.504 in 88 games this season.
Pearce has emerged as a force for the Orioles, earning an everyday role with his hot bat. He collected a career-high four hits on Thursday, and he hit three home runs in the first two games of last week’s series against the Rangers — homering in consecutive games for the second time this season. Pearce’s 10 home runs and 30 RBIs are both career highs.
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