That was fun. Everth Cabrera went 4 for 5 while Jedd Gyorko and Alexi Amarista both went 3 for 5. Together, they accounted for 10 of the Padres' 17 hits. On the whole, this wasn't the world's best road trip, but our boys played well. Here's hoping they can translate that into some more wins during this homestand.
Amarista's first hit of the day looked like it was going to send Jedd Gyorko home from first, but Gyorko got called back to third when it was ruled a ground rule double. That worked out okay when John Baker earned his first two RBI on a line drive single to right. The Orioles promptly cut that lead in half on a J.J. Hardy home run.
Kyle Blanks gave the Padres some padding with a solo shot to left. Amarista then picked up his second double of the day and scored on a Will Venable double. The Orioles answered with another home run, this time from Matt Wieters.
After a rainy 5th inning, the sun smiled on the Padres. Everth Cabrera singled. He moved to second on an intentional walk to Chase Headley and scored on a Carlos Quentin "single" when Nick Markakis lost the ball in the sun.
Amarista's bat had one more hit in it, and boy was it a doozy: A two run blast to center field. Manny Machado and Adam Jones combined to bring in another run for the Orioles.
The Padres picked up one more run in the 9th when Gyorko came around after a walk to Baker and single from Cabrera. Things got a little rough in the bottom of the inning when Anthony Bass allowed back to back doubles
Final: 8-4 Padres
The boys come back to Petco Park tomorrow as Edinson Volquez starts opposite the Nationals' Stephen Strasburg. First pitch at 7:10 PM.
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