Baltimore Orioles player Adam Jones says Red Sox fans yelled the N-word, threw peanuts during Fenway game

(Reuters) - Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones said he was subjected to racial taunts by fans during his team's game against the Boston Red Sox on Monday.

The Orioles took a 5-2 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, during which Jones, who is African American, said he was abused by fans in the bleachers.

"A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me," Jones told USA Today. "I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome."

Jones said that Monday's incidents were not the first time he has been the target of racial insults but they were the worst he has faced.

"I heard there was 59 or 60 ejections tonight in the ball park. It's unfortunate that people need to report those type of epithets to degrade another human being," said Jones, a five-time All Star. "I'm trying to make a living for myself and for my family. It's unfortunate. The best thing about myself is that I continue to move on, and still play the game hard. Let people be who they are. Let them show their true colors."

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30. Tampa Bay Rays

2017 value: $825 million
Growth from last year: 27%

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29. Oakland Athletics

2017 value: $880 million
Growth from last year: 21%

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Cincinnati Reds

2017 value: $915 million
Growth from last year: 1%

(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

27. Cleveland Indians

2017 value: $920 million
Growth from last year: 15%

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

26. Milwaukee Brewers

2017 value: $925 million
Growth from last year: 6%

(Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

25. Miami Marlins

2017 value: $940 million
Growth from last year: 39%

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

24. Kansas City Royals

2017 value: $950 million
Growth from last year: ​​​​​​​10%

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

23. Colorado Rockies

2017 value: $1 billion
Growth from last year: 16% 

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

22. Minnesota Twins

2017 value: $1.03 billion
Growth from last year: 13%

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

21. San Diego Padres

2017 value: $1.13 billion
Growth from last year: ​​​​​​​26%

(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

20. Arizona Diamondbacks

2017 value: $1.15 billion
Growth from last year: ​​​​​​​24%

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

19. Baltimore Orioles

2017 value: $1.18 billion
Growth from last year: ​​​​​​​18%

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18. Detroit Tigers

2017 value: $1.2 billion
Growth from last year: ​​​​​​​4%

(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

17. Pittsburgh Pirates

2017 value: $1.25 billion
Growth from last year: ​​​​​​​28%

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16. Toronto Blue Jays

2017 value: $1.3 billion
Growth from last year: 44%

(Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)

16. Chicago White Sox

2017 value: $1.35 billion
Growth from last year: 29%

(Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

14. Seattle Mariners

2017 value: $1.4 billion
Growth from last year: 17%

(Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

13. Houston Astros

2017 value: $1.45 billion
Growth from last year: ​​​​​​​32%

(Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

12. Atlanta Braves

2017 value: $1.5 billion
Growth from last year: ​​​​​​​28%

(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

11. Texas Rangers

2017 value: $1.55 billion
Growth from last year: 27%

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10. Washington Nationals

2017 value: $1.6 billion
Growth from last year: 23%​​​​​​​

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

9. Philadelphia Phillies

2017 value: $1.65 billion
Growth from last year: ​​​​​​​34%

(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

8. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

2017 value: $1.75 billion
Growth from last year: ​​​​​​​31%

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

7. St. Louis Cardinals

2017 value: $1.8 billion
Growth from last year: ​​​​​​​12%

(Photo by Scott Kane/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

6. New York Mets

2017 value: $2 billion
Growth from last year: ​​​​​​​21%

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

5. San Francisco Giants

2017 value: $2.65 billion
Growth from last year: 18%

(Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

4. Chicago Cubs

2017 value: $2.68 billion
Growth from last year: 22%

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

3. Boston Red Sox

2017 value: $2.7 billion
Growth from last year: 17%

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

2. Los Angeles Dodgers

2017 value: $2.75 billion
Growth from last year: ​​​​​​​10%

(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

1. New York Yankees

2017 value: $3.7 billion
Growth from last year: ​​​​​​​9%

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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