(AP) -- Adam Jones seems to do his best work as a one-man wrecking crew, and that's fine with the Baltimore Orioles.
Jones and the Orioles seek to extend their longest road winning streak in more than 12 years Thursday when they wrap up a two-game series at Kansas City against the Royals.
Jones' 12 homers are good for a third-place tie in the AL, but still far behind the 18 hit by Josh Hamilton of Texas. While most teams know to pitch around the Rangers' slugger, challenging Jones with no one on base has been a dicey proposition.
He is batting .365 (31 for 85) with the bases empty with nine homers, including the go-ahead shot in the top of the 15th inning of Wednesday's 4-3 Orioles victory. It marked the ninth time a home run by Jones either gave the Orioles (24-14) the lead or moved them into a tie, and they improved to a major league-best 12-5 on the road.
"I had three opportunities earlier with men in scoring position that I did not succeed in, which is by far the most frustr...