Los Angeles was up 1-0 when Jones led off the fourth against Deck McGuire (0-1) by hitting a ball high in the air.

Second baseman Ian Kinsler couldn’t catch sight of it, and the ball landed on the dirt between second and first for a gift single.

Sounds funny to say, but those are the types of things that have been happening to us, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Kinsler’s as good a second baseman as there is.

Gausman (4-6) weathered temperatures in the upper 90s to go eight innings, allowing two runs and six hits to end a run of eight straight winless starts.

BOSTON — Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said it’s his job to explore all trade possibilities when superstars become available but gushed about his current core and deemed the possibility of his team completing another summer blockbuster trade as unlikely.

The Celtics, armed with their treasure trove of young talent and future draft picks, have the necessary assets to put together maybe the best possible package for a player like San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard. And while Ainge stressed that he couldn’t talk specifically about any free agents or players in trade rumors, he made clear Friday that it’s simply his job to explore all possibilities involving elite-level talent.

The Mavs believe their draft-day trade for No. 3 overall pick Luka Doncic, the 19-year-old EuroLeague MVP, was a major step toward putting a competitive product on the floor this season and for the foreseeable future. Doncic, who was born a few weeks after Nowitzki made his Mavericks debut, has expressed an eagerness to learn from his new teammate, whom the rookie refers to as a legend.

With 31,187 career points, Nowitzki ranks sixth on the NBA’s career scoring list. LeBron James (31,038 points) is likely to pass Nowitzki early in the season, but Nowitzki could pass Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) and has a chance at catching Michael Jordan (32,292).

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Manny Machado crushes a two-run home run and Mark Trumbo follows him up with a solo shot to right field. (0:48)