Jones' blast gives Baltimore 3-1 win over Seattle

Jones' blast gives Baltimore 3-1 win over Seattle
Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones hits a two-run home run in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
SEATTLE (AP) - Adam Jones hit a two-run homer in the top of the 11th inning and the Baltimore Orioles won their 15th straight extra-innings game with a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.

A night after the teams played an 18-inning marathon that lasted nearly 6 hours, Jones, the one-time Mariners prospect, gave Baltimore a huge boost in its race with the Yankees for the lead in the AL East. Even with New York sweeping a doubleheader from Toronto on Wednesday, the Orioles stayed just a half-game back in the division race. Additionally, the Orioles moved into the top spot in the AL wild-card race after Oakland was handed a 6-2 loss in Detroit.

Jones' turned on a 3-2 pitch from Seattle's Josh Kinney (0-3) and sent his 30th homer into the Baltimore bullpen in left field.