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One thing's for sure:
After playing center field in the first game, Showalter put Jones at designated hitter for Game 2.
It was Jones' second career start at designated hitter. He was 1-for-3 in his first start last Aug. 12 against Kansas City and was 1-for-4 with an RBI double on Saturday night.
Since Jones got a hit Saturday night from the DH spot, Showalter joked that he's been productive there and maybe should be there more often.
But Jones made his feelings clear following the game.
"I'm bored, I don't know what to do," Jones deadpanned. "I understand it, to give my legs a little rest, but I'm bothering (Showalter) and all the coaches. It's boring. The good thing is we have depth so we all have a day off and DH."
Jones had been productive regardless. After reaching base in both games, Jones has reached safely in 16 of the Orioles' 17 games. He's hit safely in 15 of those games.
Other items of note from Saturday doubleheader:
-- The top two hitters in the lineup of Game 2 –
-- Machado has recorded multiple hits in two of his past three games. He was 3-for-4 in Game 2 and 2-for-5 on Thursday night against Tampa Bay.
-- With his win in Game 2, his 13th career big league victory,
-- The Orioles extended their franchise record to 99 consecutive regular-season wins when winning after seven innings.