The Orioles snapped a three-game skid and routed the Rays, 9-1, Monday at Camden Yards by hitting back-to-back and back-to-back-to-back home runs in the same game for the first time in franchise history. The most impressive feat of the night, though, belonged to Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones, who was responsible for one of the best double plays you’ll ever see.
With runners on first and second and no outs in the top of the sixth, Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria hit a shot to center field. Jones tracked it down and made a leaping catch in front of the Orioles’ bullpen as both Rays runners tagged up. While Brandon Guyer advanced to third base, Jones’s one-hop throw to second was in time to nail Matt Joyce.
Jones’s homer-saving grab moved him into sole possession of second place on the list of players with the most homer-saving catches over the last six seasons. ESPN Stats/Info really does keep track of everything.
From ESPN Stats/Info: The most HR-robbing catches last six seasons: Carlos Gomez 11, Adam Jones 7, Franklin Gutierrez 6, Cameron Maybin 6. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 26, 2014