MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Adam Jones homered twice and drove in five runs to lead a 15-hit attack and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Minnesota Twins 11-5 on Sunday.
Ruben Tejada and Seth Smith each had three hits for the Orioles, who won their second straight and earned a split of the weekend series.
Max Kepler had a double and a triple and Robbie Grossman drove in two runs for Minnesota, which reached the All-Star break at 45-43. It's only the second time in the past seven seasons the Twins have been above .500 at the break.
Ubaldo Jimenez (4-4) worked five innings for his third win in his past five starts. He allowed four runs in the second inning, but otherwise held off the Twins.
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Jones put the Orioles on top 3-0 just four batters into the game when he drove a hanging slider into the second deck above the bullpens in left-center.
Kyle Gibson (5-7) had issued a four-pitch walk to Seth Smith to start the game, and All-Star Jonathan Schoop singled with one out to set up Jones' 444-foot shot.
The Orioles broke open a 5-4 game in the fifth with a four-run rally that began with Jones' 15th home run of the season, a line drive into the second deck in left. Caleb Joseph's two-run single was the other big hit in the inning.
Twins center fielder Zack Granite made a leaping grab at the wall to take away a possible extra-base hit from third baseman Manny Machado in the fourth inning.