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Orioles center fielder Adam Jones had X-ray on hand after hit-by-pitch, 'looks fine'

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones remained in the game Tuesday night after taking a 97.5-mph fastball from Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel flush on the right hand in the ninth inning, and manager Buck Showalter said Jones took a precautionary X-ray to assess the damage.

"He looks fine, but it's another … " Showalter said before trailing off, possibly referring to the soreness that kept Jones out of two games last weekend.

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Showalter and head athletic trainer Richie Bancells checked on Jones when he went to first base, and Jones remained in the game to reach on a two-base error with two outs in the 11th inning when Boston third baseman Rafael Devers bounced a throw past first base on what would have been the game-ending out.

"Two strikes, got your nose stuck out there — I believe it was two strikes — then you take that ball off the hand and you continue to play and actually have a tough at-bat the last at-bat to get to second base, even though they helped us a little bit," Showalter said. "But they do have to hurry a little bit when a guy is going as hard down the line as Adam does."

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Kevin Gausman pitches eight shutout innings against the Red Sox Tuesday night.

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