Jones' Homer Gives Orioles 5-3 Win Over Royals

7 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, May 24 2011 May 24, 2011 Tuesday, May 24, 2011 8:47:00 PM CDT May 24, 2011 in Baseball
Source: Associated Press

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.


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