Jones also homers today (Feldman update, O's win 7-4)

Adam Jones has homered in three consecutive games, which is almost enough to impress Chris Davis, who has done it in four straight.

Jones is just trying to keep up.

Jones drove a pitch from Blue Jays starter Josh Johnson over the fence in center field in the fifth inning to increase the Orioles' lead to 7-2. He has 19 homers and 67 RBIs this season.

Jones has driven in six runs in this series. He's also walked three times, and drawn four in his last five games.

Davis and Jones became just the second pair of Orioles teammates to each homer in three consecutive games, joining Hank Foiles and Jim Gentile on July 18-20, 1961.

Scott Feldman has held the Jays to two runs and four hits in seven innings, with one walk and seven strikeouts. He's thrown 106 pitches, 69 for strikes.

Tommy Hunter is warming in the Orioles' bullpen. Feldman's season high is 114 pitches on April 26.

Update: Feldman was charged with three runs in 7 1/3 innings, with five hits, one walk and seven strikeouts. He threw 110 pitches, 71 for strikes.

The last run scored after Feldman left the game. Edwin Encarnacion singled off Hunter to score Jose Reyes.

Feldman walked off the mound to a rousing ovation and waved his glove before reaching the top step of the dugout.

Today's attendance: 34,748

Update II: Hunter allowed a run in the ninth on Colby Rasmus' leadoff double and Maicer Izturis' RBI single. Jim Johnson replaced him and stranded two runners in the Orioles' 7-4 victory at Camden Yards.

The Orioles will take a 53-43 record into the break.

Johnson struck out Jose Reyes with runners on second and third and two outs. He now has 33 saves this season and 105 in his career, tying Tippy Martinez for second on the franchise's all-time list. Gregg Olson is first with 160.

Josh Johnson allowed seven earned runs for the first time since June 23, 2007.

Davis has 15 homers against the Jays since the start of the 2012 season, and Jones has 14.


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