Jones' Homer Gives Orioles 5-3 Win Over Royals
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Adam Jones capped a ninth-inning uprising with a two-run walkoff homer against Joakim Soria, giving the Baltimore Orioles a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
Jones hit an 0-2 pitch far over the center-field wall to cap a three-run rally. Upon reaching the plate, Jones was buried under a wave of teammates celebrating Baltimore's third straight victory.
The Orioles improved to 1-21 when trailing after eight innings.
Baltimore trailed 3-2 entering the ninth. After one out, J.J. Hardy doubled off the glove of third baseman Wilson Betemit.
Pinch-hitter Felix Pie then grounded a double inside third base to tie it.
Soria (3-1) struck out Robert Andino before Jones connected.
Alfredo Simon (1-0) worked a perfect ninth in his season debut.