Orioles’ Adam Jones Receives Standing Ovation at Fenway Park

Mookie Betts urged fans to stand up for the all-star outfielder.

Photo via AP

Photo via AP

A day after Adam Jones says he was taunted with racial slurs at Fenway Park, Red Sox fans gave the Orioles outfielder a standing ovation.

The gesture came in the first inning of Tuesday night’s game, during Jones’ first at-bat.

Prior to the game, Sox outfielder Mookie Betts implored fans on Twitter to stand up for Jones.

The goodwill between to two ball clubs didn’t last long, however. Sox ace Chris Sale threw behind Manny Machado—who took out Dustin Pedroia in a slide earlier in the homestand—prompting a profanity-laced tirade postgame.

“I lost my respect for the entire organization and Boston and how they are handling the whole situation,” Machado said later. “If they want to hit me, hit me, go ahead. Get it over with, don’t keep lingering it around. I’ve lost mad respect for that team and organization. They are probably going to try to hit me again [tomorrow]. I’m just going to have to wear it and see what happens—if I have to take care of business on my own then I’m going have to do something.”