Jones with healthy at-bat in third, Wieters stays hot

BOSTON - If Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester is going to remain unbeaten against the Orioles, his teammates will have to rally from a two-run deficit.

Adam Jones and Matt Wieters had back-to-back singles with two outs in the third inning to give the Orioles a 2-0 lead.

Endy Chavez, batting ninth, reached on an infield hit with one out, and Robert Andino reached on an error by shortstop Mike Aviles. J.J. Hardy flied out, but Jones and Wieters came through in the clutch.

Both runs off Lester were unearned.

For Jones, a positive at-bat followed two negative MRIs on his wrists and hands. For Wieters, that’s seven hits in his last 14 at-bats.

Steve Pearce, batting sixth tonight, struck out looking with the bases loaded.

Down on the farm, Zach Britton gave up two runs and three hits, and walked a batter, in the first inning for Triple-A Norfolk. Brian Roberts doubled and scored in his first at-bat with the Tides.

The Orioles took 10 pitchers and five position players in the first 15 rounds of the First-Year Player Draft, which concludes tomorrow.

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