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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Adam Jones turned his night around with a swing of the bat.
Jones was hitless in six at-bats before connecting for his team-leading 12th home run -- nine of them tying the game or giving the Orioles a lead. Jones sent a 2-2 pitch from Nate Adcock (0-1), the fifth Kansas City pitcher, far over the left field wall.
Jones came to the plate in the third, eighth and 12th innings with runners in scoring position.
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"I had three opportunities earlier with men in scoring position that I did not succeed in, which is by far the most frustrating thing for me," Jones said. "I was 0 for 3. I did not give one of my seven at-bats away. I can live with myself when I do that."
Adcock hung a slider and Jones delivered.
"I had some pitches to hit, just missed them, part of it, 0 for 6," Jones said. "Some people were behind me, yelling at me, `Hey, come on Jones.' I showed them. After I hit that, they shut up the heck up."
Jones is hitting .290 with 24 RBI and could earn a return trip to Kansas City on July 10 to for the All-Star game at Kauffman Stadium.
"I know Jonesy was a little frustrated there with some previous at-bats, but he got back under control and hit a mistake," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "Jonesy is having a great year. Jonesy doesn't ever give in. You always feel like if he struggles at some point someone is going to pay down the line. He doesn't forget. It's nothing personal. It's competition. It's just the way he's wound. He's a very competitive young man."
The Orioles improved to 5-0 in extra-inning road games.
"It's pretty crazy what this team does," said Orioles starting pitcher Tommy Hunter. "It's 13 innings, 15 innings, 17 innings."
The Orioles beat the Red Sox 9-6 in 17 innings on May 6.
Royals right-hander Felipe Paulino, who was making only his third start after beginning the season on the disabled list with a right forearm strain, held the Orioles to five hits in seven scoreless innings. He struck out nine and walked two.
"Great pitching from Paulino and great pitching from Adcock," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "They gave us an opportunity to put it away. We just couldn't do it."
Broxton was trusted with a 3-1 lead in the ninth, but blew his second seven in 10 opportunities and his first since April 11 at Oakland. Broxton gave up a solo homer to Wilson Betemit with one out and three singles to produce the tying run. J.J. Hardy's two-out hit scored pinch-runner Ryan Flaherty to make it 3-all.
Humberto Quintero's two-out single in the fifth scored Jeff Francoeur, who led off the inning with a double, and Alcides Escobar, who was hit by a pitch. It was Quintero's first multi-RBI game with the Royals.
The Orioles cut the lead to 2-1 in the eighth, when Hardy and Nick Markakis led off the inning with doubles against rookie reliever Herrera.
Orioles starter Tommy Hunter yielded two runs on seven hits in seven innings. He threw only 82 pitches and was backed by double plays in three of the first four innings.
Royals second baseman Chris Getz left with a bruised left rib after a collision with Chris Davis on an infield single in the fifth inning. Irving Falu replaced Getz in the seventh inning and singled. Falu has a hit in each of his five big league games.
|Adam Jones (left) and Bill Hall celebrate after Jones' solo shot with one out in the 15th inning. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Xavier Avery, LF||6||0||2||0||0||0||1||.278|
|J.J. Hardy, SS||6||1||3||1||1||0||2||.261|
|Nick Markakis, RF||7||0||2||1||0||1||5||.247|
|Adam Jones, CF||7||1||1||1||0||2||5||.295|
|Matt Wieters, C||7||0||0||0||0||3||0||.260|
|Nick Johnson, DH||5||0||1||0||1||2||0||.167|
|Bill Hall, PR-DH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.200|
|Wilson Betemit, 3B-1B||7||1||2||1||0||1||3||.232|
|Chris Davis, 1B||4||0||2||0||0||1||2||.281|
|Ryan Flaherty, PR-3B||2||1||0||0||0||0||1||.167|
|Robert Andino, 2B||6||0||1||0||0||3||3||.280|
|2B - J.J. Hardy (10, Herrera), Nick Markakis (8, Herrera), Nick Johnson (4, Adcock), Wilson Betemit (5, Paulino)|
|HR - Adam Jones (12, Adcock), Wilson Betemit (6, Broxton)|
|SH - Xavier Avery (1)|
|RBI - J.J. Hardy (18), Nick Markakis (19), Adam Jones (24), Wilson Betemit (19)|
|2-OUT RBI - J.J. Hardy (2)|
|CS - Nick Markakis (1, 3rd base by Herrera/Quintero)|
|Team LOB - 12|
|DP - Hardy-Andino-Davis, Andino-Hardy-Davis, Davis|
|E - J.J. Hardy (2, Throwing)|
|Kevin Gregg (W,1-1)||2||0||0||0||1||2||0||3.75|
|Jim Johnson (S,13)||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0.51|
|IBB - Francoeur by Troy Patton|
|HBP - Escobar (by Tommy Hunter)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Tommy Hunter 82-55, Troy Patton 26-17, Darren O'Day 14-11, Dana Eveland 39-29, Kevin Gregg 29-17, Jim Johnson 16-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tommy Hunter 9-8, Darren O'Day 1-0, Dana Eveland 4-3, Kevin Gregg 4-0, Jim Johnson 3-0|
|Batters Faced - Tommy Hunter 27, Troy Patton 6, Darren O'Day 4, Dana Eveland 10, Kevin Gregg 7, Jim Johnson 4|
|Kansas City Royals|
|Jarrod Dyson, CF||6||0||1||0||1||2||2||.293|
|Eric Hosmer, 1B||7||0||0||0||0||0||2||.174|
|Billy Butler, DH||4||0||2||0||0||0||1||.294|
|Mitch Maier, PR-DH||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||.200|
|a- Johnny Giavotella, PH-DH||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.154|
|Alex Gordon, LF||6||0||2||1||1||1||3||.250|
|Jeff Francoeur, RF||5||1||1||0||1||1||2||.248|
|Mike Moustakas, 3B||6||0||1||0||0||1||4||.303|
|Alcides Escobar, SS||5||1||2||0||0||0||1||.291|
|Chris Getz, 2B||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.273|
|Irving Falu, 2B||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.400|
|Humberto Quintero, C||6||0||1||2||0||2||3||.232|
|a-lined out for Maier in the 10th|
|2B - Alex Gordon (9, Patton), Jeff Francoeur (9, Hunter)|
|SH - Irving Falu (1)|
|RBI - Alex Gordon (17), Humberto Quintero 2 (9)|
|2-OUT RBI - Alex Gordon (4), Humberto Quintero 2 (7)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|DP - Moustakas-Getz|
|Kansas City Royals|
|Kelvin Herrera (H,6)||1||2||1||1||0||1||0||3.72|
|Jonathan Broxton (BS,2)||1||4||2||2||0||0||1||2.45|
|Nate Adcock (L,0-1)||5||3||1||1||1||1||1||2.51|
|Pitches-Strikes - Felipe Paulino 103-67, Kelvin Herrera 11-9, Jonathan Broxton 21-15, Tim Collins 11-7, Nate Adcock 52-34|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Felipe Paulino 5-7, Kelvin Herrera 1-0, Jonathan Broxton 2-1, Tim Collins 1-0, Nate Adcock 8-6|
|Batters Faced - Felipe Paulino 28, Kelvin Herrera 4, Jonathan Broxton 7, Tim Collins 3, Nate Adcock 19|
|Attendance - 17949|
|Game Time - 4:10|
|Temperature - 77|
|Umpires - Home - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Mark Carlson, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Ed Rapuano|