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Adam Jones leaves game, Orioles' slump continues with 5-3 loss to Royals

Adam Jones leaves game, Orioles' slump continues with 5-3 loss to Royals

The sight of Orioles center fielder Adam Jones crashing into an unpadded portion of the Kauffman Stadium wall while chasing a fly to left-center field Thursday afternoon was enough to make his teammates cringe. Then there was the sound. “It was a thud,” said left fielder Steve Pearce, punching his fist into his open hand to simulate the impact. “He hit that thing pretty good. ... Then, after [the ball] went past, he couldn’t slow down.” Still, the Orioles have seen Jones — their on- and off-field leader — go to the ground many times before only to get back to his feet quickly. This time, he didn’t, lying face down, motionless on the...

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