Orioles center fielder Adam Jones’ dramatic two-run homer off Mariano Rivera on Sunday afternoon, giving the O’s a much-needed 2-1 win to salvage a win in this weekend's series at Yankee Stadium, was his fifth homer in the ninth inning or later to give the Orioles a lead since the beginning of the 2012 season.
That’s the most in baseball, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Jones’ ability to come through in the clutch is one of the reasons the Orioles often go into the late-innings knowing that they are always capable of winning.
Yes, he’s free-swinging. And yes, sometimes his at-bats can be maddening, but Jones’ aggressiveness at the plate allows him...