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Adam Jones got a standing ovation from Red Sox fans before his first at-bat Tuesday

Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones gets a standing ovation during the first inning of Tuesday's game at Fenway Park against the Red Sox. John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe

After Adam Jones was subjected to racist taunts during Monday’s game at Fenway Park, Red Sox fans quickly sent the message Tuesday that a few bad apples were not representative of the whole.

As the Baltimore Orioles center fielder stepped up for his first at-bat in Tuesday’s game, he received a standing ovation from the partially filled home crowd.

Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale even stepped off the mound as the cheers continued to grow around the park. According to those at the game, even some Fenway beer vendors joined in the applause.

Mookie Betts, who had urged Red Sox fans hours before the game to support Jones following Monday’s episode, took off his cap and applauded from his spot in right field.


Several fans also caught footage of the ovation from different parts of the park.

Jones told reporters that he was the target of racial slurs — and a thrown bag of peanuts — during Monday’s game. The Red Sox organization issued both public and private apologies to Jones.

“I think it’s tremendous how the Red Sox, how MLB, they got ahead of it as soon as possible, as soon as they heard about it,” the 31-year Orioles player told reporters Tuesday.