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Orioles' Adam Jones finds success batting fifth, but doesn't see any correlation to it

Orioles' Adam Jones finds success batting fifth, but doesn't see any correlation to it

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones’ second two-hit game of the season Thursday coincided with a slide down from the third spot in the lineup to fifth, and he was back there again in Friday’s lineup.

Jones, however, was frank when asked if there was a correlation between the two things: “No.”

“Our guys don’t pay any attention to it,” manager Buck Showalter said. “Maybe I’m being naïve."

However, Showalter did say there’s a “certain flow” to the current lineup, and that Jones put together some really good at-bats batting fifth.

“I thought Adam had some real control,”...

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