Play It Again

July 13, 2009|By Dan Connolly

Good and not-so

Center fielder Adam Jones took away another home run at Camden Yards, this time in the fourth, when he jumped at the wall and caught Alex Rios' fly. But it wasn't a flawless day in the field for the club's lone All-Star. He caught Marco Scutaro's flyout in the seventh and held onto it as David Dellucci scored from third and Raul Chavez moved up to second. Afterward, Jones acknowledged that he had lost track of the number of outs.

Umpire switcheroo

The game was delayed for a few minutes in the bottom of the third when plate umpire Ron Kulpa left the game because of a slight concussion. He was hit in the mask with a foul tip off the bat of Ty Wigginton in the second inning. Crew chief Dale Scott moved from first base to behind the plate and Jerry Meals moved from second base to first as the crew went without a second base umpire.

On deck

Jones will represent the Orioles in Tuesday's All-Star Game in St. Louis. The club doesn't play again until Friday, at the Chicago White Sox. Rookie Jason Berken (1-6, 5.87 ERA) will start against the White Sox for the first time.

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