Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Everth Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run with
two outs in the ninth inning to lift the San Diego Padres past the Baltimore
Orioles, 3-2, in the opener of a brief two-game set at Camden Yards.
Baltimore took a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning on a Steve Pearce RBI single,
but couldn't close it out in the final frame.
The Padres put runners at first and second with no outs, but Jim Johnson (1-3)
was able to get Jedd Gyorko to ground into a 6-4-3 double play. Yonder
Alonso, though, moved to third on the play then scored when Chris Denorfia
singled to center field.
After Nick Hundley was hit by a pitch, Cabrera laced a single past a diving
J.J. Hardy to bring Denorfia around.
Carlos Quentin had a solo homer for the Padres, who had dropped three straight
games entering the contest. Luke Gregerson (2-2) recorded the final out of the
eighth to get the win and Huston Street stranded a runner in the ninth to earn
his ninth save of the season.
Johnson had converted a franchise-record 35-straight saves entering the
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