A day after he heard racial taunts during a game at Fenway Park, Adam Jones received a standing ovation from the Boston Red Sox crowd before his first at-bat of Tuesday night's game.

The fans, as well as some Red Sox players, applauded Jones as he walked to the batter's box. Chris Sale, Boston's starter, stepped off the mound to allow for a longer reception.

"Much appreciated. It was also much appreciated by the Boston Red Sox and MLB getting ahead of it," Jones said. "Appreciative that action was taken, and that not everybody feels the same way as selected people."

He then praised Red Sox fans.

"I appreciate what [the fans] did," he said. "I have never on the road gotten any ovations or anything like that, so it just caught me off guard a little bit."