Blue Jays Series Preview: Baltimore Orioles look to keep Jays grounded

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Apr 18, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Baltimore Orioles center fielder

Adam Jones

(10) singles against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

On the Orioles side of things, the team that made the least amount of noise is making the most of the beginning of the season led by the huge start to the season of one Adam Jones. Jones is leading the AL in average, runs, hits, RBI, OBP, SLG and OPS while trailing only Nelson Cruz in home runs.

Additionally, the team has once again gotten surprisingly solid play from back-up catcher Caleb Joseph. Joseph, who stepped in last season when the Orioles lost Matt Weiters to Tommy John surgery, has stepped up in 2015 with Weiters slow to recover from the surgery. The 29-year-old backstop is slashing an impressive .375/.487/.594.

Of course, the Orioles are not without their struggles either. Important bats like Chris Davis (.239), Alejandro De Aza (.239), Steve Pearce (.175), and Manny Machado (.139) has faltered out of the gate.

A resurgent Ubaldo Jimenez has given up 1 hit in two starts and Miguel Gonzalez and Wei-Yin Chen have done their part in anchoring a pretty good starting rotation. Zach Britton has 4 saves already and as the rest of the AL East clubs each other around the .500 mark the Orioles are slowly but surely making their mark early.