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Jones hits 25th homer, sets Orioles record

Outfielder drills solo shot to center for his 250th career home run
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BALTIMORE -- After claiming the all-time home run lead at Oriole Park earlier this season, Adam Jones set yet another Orioles' record in Monday's 7-6 win over the Mariners, logging his seventh consecutive 25-home run season.

In a heated American League Wild Card race, the Orioles picked up a much-needed insurance run off the bat of Jones in the fifth inning. He launched his 25th home run of the season, and the 250th of his career, a Statcast-projected 419 feet to help move the Orioles just 1 1/2 games back of the second AL Wild Card spot. Jones is hitting .354 with 12 RBIs over his last 16 games.

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BALTIMORE -- After claiming the all-time home run lead at Oriole Park earlier this season, Adam Jones set yet another Orioles' record in Monday's 7-6 win over the Mariners, logging his seventh consecutive 25-home run season.

In a heated American League Wild Card race, the Orioles picked up a much-needed insurance run off the bat of Jones in the fifth inning. He launched his 25th home run of the season, and the 250th of his career, a Statcast-projected 419 feet to help move the Orioles just 1 1/2 games back of the second AL Wild Card spot. Jones is hitting .354 with 12 RBIs over his last 16 games.

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"I think he's one of those guys that everybody does appreciate because he does a lot of things other people can't do," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "Post up, through thick and thin there's a common denominator you can count on and that's Adam."

Cal Ripken Jr. previously held the Orioles' record with six consecutive seasons with at least 25 home runs from 1982-87.

"That's some select company," Showalter said. "I've said many times, you couldn't ask for a more consistent personality, a more consistent player. I know I appreciate him every day."

Jones' seven straight 25-plus home run seasons is the longest active streak in Major League Baseball. Both Edwin Encarnacion and Mike Trout have currently recorded six consecutive 25-plus home run seasons.

"It's pretty special. I think Jonesy -- our guys were just in there talking about it and he thought it was pretty funny," Orioles starter Chris Tillman said. "We can't ask for a better teammate and a better person on the field. The guy shows up every single day to play. As a teammate, that's all you can ask for."

Mandy Bell is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore.

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