Jones' Pair of 2-run HRs Leads O's Over Angels 4-2
Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones blows a bubble as he rounds the bases after hitting his second two-run home run of the game during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo: AP)
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)- Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers, including a tiebreaking shot in the sixth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Monday night.
Bud Norris (8-6) won for the fifth time in his last six starts, allowing two runs - one earned - and eight hits over 6 2-3 innings with eight strikeouts and two walks. The Orioles increased their AL East lead to four games over the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays.
Norris was recalled from Double-A Bowie, where he was optioned on July 10 in order to keep him on his regular routine during the All-Star break. The Orioles did the same thing with Tuesday's scheduled starter, Miguel Gonzalez, who was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on July 11.
Zach Britton pitched a perfect ninth for his 17th save.