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Former Oriole Adam Jones has 3-hit night in D-Backs' victory, get pied

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Former Oriole Adam Jones has 3-hit night in D-Backs' victory, get pied

In what was a huge night for Adam Jones, the former Orioles outfielder went 3-for-4, including a double and RBI. 

During his postgame interview with Fox Sports Arizona, Jarrod Dyson pied Adam Jones with a key lime pie. Such pie celebrations were a hallmark of Jones' tenure in Baltimore.

“He swung the bat well against us tonight,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. "You look at his career numbers, obviously, he’s had a really productive career. He’s a tough out, and hurt us tonight, big-time.”

“He was very instrumental in their win tonight,” Trey Mancini, outfielder and teammate with Jones for three seasons, said. “I’ve seen him do that a lot when we played together, so it wasn’t as fun to be on the other side of it.”

When asked if he keeps track of the Orioles performance, Jones replied "I keep track of baseball . . . I keep track of what's going on, especially with my friends. I definitely keep track of what's going on with Schoop, Britton, Machado obviously I get to see him a lot more often, guys that are my good friends I keep track of . . . I've reached out to Trey, kept in contact with Gyvens, reach out to Bleier here and there. I think bigger than the game is friendships."

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Adley Rutschman keeps winning both on and off the field

Adley Rutschman keeps winning both on and off the field

Adley Rutschman had a terrific game for the Aberdeen Ironbirds Monday night. In the best performance of the top overall pick’s young career, Rutschman went 5-for-5 with both a triple and a no-doubt home run to right field.

And yet, the best thing the catcher did that night came well after the final inning. 

This is one of the coolest gestures we’ve ever seen, and it seems like a natural, organic moment delivered by Rutschman.

Orioles fans are no strangers to superstars who go the extra mile for their fans. Cal Ripken Jr. was legendary for sticking around as late as he needed, in order to make sure every last fan who wanted one got an autograph. 

But Rutschman giving away his first professional home run ball, to a fan who simply asked for an autograph, isn’t just going the extra mile; it’s going an extra marathon.

All athletes have a special collection of memories, in the forms of balls, trophies, and pictures. Your first home run hit as a pro is probably high up on the list of important mementos, yet instead of holding onto it, Rutschman chose to make a young girl’s day instead.

It’s safe to say he has a new fan for life. In fact, gestures like this will earn him countless fans for life.

Rutschman is the face of the Orioles rebuild because of his immense talent, a combination of high floor and ceiling rarely seen in MLB draft picks. But Rutschman’s attitude and makeup are just as impressive, and will continue to endear him to the front office and fans alike. 

Talent will make him a star, but his winning personality is what makes him transcendent. Michael Lehr, the Ironbirds’ broadcaster, is absolutely right in his tweet. The Orioles are lucky to have Adley Rutschman.

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Orioles Roundup: Orioles allow 13 unanswered runs in loss to Red Sox

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Orioles Roundup: Orioles allow 13 unanswered runs in loss to Red Sox

The O's continue to struggle against their AL East foes, including the Red Sox. The bats stayed hot, but the arms were unable to slow down the Boston lineup in Fenway. Here are the news and notes surrounding the team.

PLAYER UPDATES:

SP Ty Blach allowed five runs on five hits in 5.1 innings, walking three and striking out six. The Orioles' hot start is the only thing that saved him from being saddled with the loss.

OF Trey Mancini continued to torture the Red Sox, knocking in two runs with an early single to extend the Baltimore lead to 5-0. Mancini remains one home run shy of his first 30-homer season.

3B Renato Nunez crushed a three-run bomb in the first inning to start the scoring in Sunday's game, though it wound up his only hit of the afternoon.

C Chance Sisco has his afternoon end early after being hit in the groin by a foul tip. Team doctors are still evaluating the injury, and they hope to have more information by Monday. Manager Brandon Hyde is optimistic Sisco will avoid an Injured List stint.

INJURIES: 

C Chance Sisco: Groin, Day-to-Day

OF Dwight Smith Jr.:  Calf, expected to return in late August 

RP Josh Rogers: Elbow, out indefinitely

SP Alex Cobb: Back, out until 2020

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, expected to return in September 

COMING UP:

Monday, 8/19: Royals at Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Tuesday, 8/20: Royals at Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Wednesday, 8/21: Royals at Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Source Credit: Rotoworld 

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