Adam Jones Slugs Walk-Off Home Run to Give Orioles Opening Day Win vs. Twins

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 29, 2018

Teammates greet Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones (10) at home plate after he hit a solo home run to end an opening day baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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The Baltimore Orioles really know how to send their fans home happy on Opening Day.

Baltimore blew a 2-0 lead in the ninth inning and failed to cash in on a bases-loaded, one-out situation in the 10th. However, when All-Star Adam Jones stepped to the plate to lead off the the bottom of the 11th, he sent the first from Twins closer Fernando Rodney—who was summoned in the previous inning to wiggle out of trouble—over the left-field wall:

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WALK-OFF HOMER! @SimplyAJ10 gives the #Orioles a 3-2 win in the 11th. O's walk off on #OpeningDay for the 3rd straight year! https://t.co/KHx4E4wRxQ

Jones was 0-for-4 in the game entering that plate appearance, but his first hit of the season gave his team a 3-2 victory.

Oddly enough, it marked the third straight season the Orioles walked it off on Opening Day.


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