Adam Jones is pushing to become the first Oriole elected to the All-Star Game in seven years.
Jones has moved up to fourth among American League outfielders in the latest balloting figures.
Jones has received 1,959,207 votes, leaving him behind the Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista (1,996,940) for the third spot. Jones was fifth last week, a spot now occupied by the Rangers’ Nelson Cruz.
Nick Markakis actually moved up from 15th to 13th despite being sidelined with a broken hamate bone.
Robert Andino is fifth among second basemen.
The Orioles haven’t had a player elected to the All-Star Game since Miguel Tejada and Brian Roberts in ‘05.
Meanwhile, reliever Matt Lindstrom threw a scoreless inning today for the Gulf Coast League Orioles. Lindstrom is on the disabled list with a slightly torn ligament in his right middle finger.
A win over the Mets tonight would put the Orioles 13 games over .500 for the second time this season. They were 27-14 after a May 19 win.
Among pitchers with 35 or more innings pitched in the history of interleague play, reliever Jim Johnson’s 0.68 ERA in 39 2/3 innings over 30 games ranks as the lowest.