Jones remains out of Orioles lineup

Adam Jones could be inching closer to the disabled list.

Jones is out of the Orioles lineup tonight for the fifth time in the last seven games. He hasn’t played center field since June 15 due to a sore right shoulder, serving twice as the designated hitter.

jones-throws-gray-front-sidebar.jpgYesterday’s off-day didn’t alleviate the problem.

Update: Jones told reporters in Boston that he’s confident he will avoid the DL, but he may not play before Friday. That’s the word on Twitter.

David Lough is starting in center field for the series opener against the Red Sox. Travis Snider is in left field and Chris Parmelee is in right.

According to Elias, Sunday’s game in Toronto marked the second time in J.J. Hardy’s career that he produced a game-tying or go-ahead RBI in two plate appearances in the seventh inning or later, one of which stood up as the game-winner. Hardy also accomplished the feat for the Brewers on Aug. 16, 2008 when he hit a two-run go-ahead home run in the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium before his RBI single in the 10th resulted in a 4-3 victory.

Darren O’Day ranks fifth in the majors among relief pitchers with a 0.98 ERA, allowing three earned runs over 27 2/3 innings.

Ubaldo Jimenez is 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA at home this season and 1-2 with a 4.19 ERA on the road. He ranks first among Orioles starting pitchers and eighth in the American League with 8.96 strikeouts per nine innings.

Buck Showalter (1,295) is tied with Cap Anson for 32nd place on the all-time managerial wins list. Ned Hanlon (1,313) ranks 31st.

For the Orioles
Manny Machado 3B
Jimmy Paredes DH
Chris Parmelee RF
Matt Wieters C
Chris Davis 1B
Travis Snider LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Flaherty 2B
David Lough CF

Ubaldo Jimenez RHP

For the Red Sox
Mookie Betts CF
Brock Holt RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez LF
Xander Bogaerts SS
Pablo Sandoval 3B
Mike Napoli 1B
Sandy Leon C

Joe Kelly RHP

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