Fernando Rodney

Adam Jones hits walk-off homer in 11th, Orioles top Twins, 3-2, on Opening Day

Adam Jones hits walk-off homer in 11th, Orioles top Twins, 3-2, on Opening Day

An Opening Day that seemed scripted for disaster Thursday at Camden Yards ended with the longest-tenured Oriole — center fielder Adam Jones — as the hero.

After the Orioles blew a two-run lead in the ninth inning Thursday and failed to score the winning run in the 10th with the bases loaded and one out, Jones wasted no time in the 11th, lining Fernando Rodney’s first pitch into the left-field stands for a 3-2 walk-off win over the Minnesota Twins.

That’s the way the Orioles have treated Opening Day of late, a game full of excitement and optimism that they’ve ended with a dramatic final act. Jones’ homer made it the third straight year that the Orioles have won in walk-off...

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