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Padres Fall 10-3 to Orioles; Gyorko Hits Tenth Homer

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Well, Wednesday wasn't the Padres' day either. They were defeated 10-3 as the Baltimore Orioles swept the two game miniseries.

The Orioles started by building a picket fence, putting up one lone run each in the second, fourth, and fifth innings to jump out to a 3-0 lead. Fairweathers who boo-hooed that the game was over before half of it had been played were hushed up in the sixth inning when Jedd Gyorko tied the game at threes with his tenth homer of the year.


Unfortunately, the tie didn't last that long and the bitter better fans scattered all over Twitter were again allowed to gloat when the Padres' bullpen coughed up seven runs in the last two innings. Chris Davis untied the game in the eighth with a three-run shot of his own, his forty-first homer of the season, the longest by a visitor in Petco Park's history. Baltimore tacked on another run that inning on a sac fly, and added three more in the ninth for good measure.

Alexi Amarista had the Padres' sole multi-hit showing, but also had an error leading to a run. Adam Jones led the Orioles with three hits because of course he did. Jones went 7-9 in his two days back in his hometown, good enough to nudge his batting average over the .300 mark or, as I just decided I like to call it, "The Kruk Line".

The pair of losses balances out the pair of wins the Padres had at Camden Yards in May to tie the season series at 2-2. San Diego is now 6-7 all-time versus Baltimore, bumping the number of teams the Padres have a sub-.500 record against up to 24.

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