Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones powers Orioles to a 5-1 stretch as our Player of the Week

Adam Jones averaged at least one base per plate appearance over the past week as he fueled the Orioles to a 5-1 run and a tie atop the American League East standings.

The Baltimore Orioles have gone 5-1 over the last seven days, and of the 36 runs they've scored, 14 of them have been either scored or driven in by one Adam Jones.

The Baltimore center fielder has posted the highest OPS (1.636) in the big leagues over the last seven days, as well as the highest slugging percentage (1.080), the sixth-most RBIs (9) and the third-highest batting average (.520). Jones's 13 hits rank as the second-most base knocks over the last week, and his four home runs are the second-most in all of baseball. Adding in his two doubles, and Jones has the second-most extra-base hits in the last seven days, and he paces the bigs with 27 total bases in 27 plate appearances.

In the Orioles' 5-3 Tuesday win over Minnesota, Jones went 2-for-5 with three RBIs, going back-to-back with Manny Machado on solo homers with two outs in the fifth to put Baltimore up, 3-1, and then singling home two more runs in the top of the ninth to break a 3-3 tie.

On Thursday, Jones sparked a five-run rally in the bottom of the seventh against Detroit, singling to center to drive home Joey Rickard with one out. Jones then came around to score on a ground ball single by Pedro Alvarez with two down to tie things up at 5-5. Baltimore would go on to score two more to take a 7-5 win.

On Friday, Jones provided the only offense in a pitcher's duel between Justin Verlander and Chris Tillman, touching up Verlander for a first-pitch solo shot in the bottom of the sixth in a 1-0 win for Baltimore. 

On the season, Jones is hitting .267 with five home runs and 18 RBIs, with 18 runs scored and a .328 on-base percentage, with a .770 OPS.


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