BALTIMORE -- Adam Jones singlehandedly kept the Orioles' offense afloat in Friday's 12-5 loss, as the center fielder tied a career high with four hits, scored twice and drove in a pair of runs.
"Adam is one of those guys, he's got enough experience with him that you know if he goes through a rough patch, somebody is going to pay," manager Buck Showalter said of Jones, who fell a triple shy of the cycle. "[He's] very competitive. Takes a lot of pride being out there, being somebody that we and the fans can count on."
Jones homered in the first inning off Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle and doubled off him in the third. He drove in a run in the fifth with an RBI single and was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double.
"I don't know how I do it, trust me," Jones said of having success off Buehrle. "I don't ask questions because as soon as I say I'm doing well off him, he's going to get me out the next three times. So, whatever I did off him, I'm just going to try to repeat it [Saturday]."
Friday marked Jones' 14th four-hit day, with the previous time coming June 27, 2014, at Tampa Bay.
"It's cool, all that individual stuff is cool," he said. "But you know me, I'm a team guy. We didn't win, I didn't win. All that individual stuff means nothing if we don't win."