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SAN DIEGO -- Jake Peavy was far from his usual dominant self, and for once it wasn't necessary.
Peavy allowed three runs in six innings, but received unusual offensive support as the San Diego Padres scored a season high in runs in a 12-6 victory and dealt the Baltimore Orioles their ninth consecutive loss Tuesday night.
The Orioles lost for the 14th time in 16 games and for the first time under interim manager Dave Trembley, who replaced the fired Sam Perlozzo on Monday.
The Padres, last in the NL with a .244 team batting average, scored 12 runs to follow up an 11-3 win at the Chicago Cubs in their last game Sunday.
"It's nice to put a three-spot on the board for Peav," said Giles, who hit a three-run homer in the second. "I'm not a gambling man, but I like our chances with a 3-0 lead and Peavy on the mound."
Peavy (9-1) took a 5-0 lead into the sixth before he allowed three runs. The right-hander escaped from a big jam after the Orioles had cut the lead to 5-3 and had the bases loaded. But Peavy struck out Paul Bako on a 93 mph fastball to end the threat.
"I felt comfortable with the match-up with Bako," Peavy said. "I had a good history with him."
Peavy continued his standout season as he is now leading or tied for the lead in three major NL pitching categories. He moved into a tie with Philadelphia's Cole Hamels and the Dodgers' Brad Penny for the lead in victories. Peavy also passed Hamels for the league lead in strikeouts with 107.
Despite allowing three or more earned runs for the third time in four starts, Peavy maintained his NL lead as his ERA moved from 1.82 to 1.98.
The Padres' right-hander is pitching like the guy who led the NL in ERA in 2004 and in strikeouts in 2005.
"I honestly can't remember 2004 or 2005," the 26-year-old said. "I know I had some good runs at it, but I've felt good this whole season."
Giles hit his homer off Steve Trachsel (5-5) into the short porch in right field. Greene, who hit a one-out solo homer in the fourth off Trachsel, capped the Padres' six-run sixth inning with a two-run single.
"It was a fastball off the plate, not even a strike," said Trachsel of the home run pitch to Giles. "A routine fly ball but it found the fence 320 feet away."
Peavy allowed six hits and walked two with seven strikeouts.
Trachsel gave up five runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander struck out five and walked three.
"I thought our approach was a lot better, but the results were not what we were looking for," Trembley said.
Baltimore threatened in the sixth when Freddie Bynum led off by getting hit by a pitch. With one out, Corey Patterson singled and Nick Markakis walked to load the bases. Tejada singled in one run before Melvin Mora made the score 5-3 with a two-out single.
Peavy then walked pinch-hitter Jay Gibbons to lead the bases again before he struck out Bako on his 100th pitch.
Jose Cruz Jr., Adrian Gonzalez and Mike Cameron had consecutive RBI singles in the sixth as the Padres scored six runs. Russell Branyan got hit with a pitch with the bases loaded before Greene's two-run single to give San Diego an 11-3 lead.
Josh Bard added an RBI single in the eighth.
|Grin and bear it: O's interim manager Dave Trembley puts up his best face after a controversial call. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|Brian Roberts, 2B||5||1||2||0||0||0||2||.305|
|Paul Shuey, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Corey Patterson, CF||5||1||2||0||0||1||3||.210|
|Nick Markakis, RF||4||2||3||1||1||1||0||.273|
|Miguel Tejada, SS||5||0||2||3||0||1||2||.304|
|Aubrey Huff, 1B||5||0||1||0||0||1||4||.274|
|Melvin Mora, 3B||4||0||2||1||0||1||1||.249|
|Jay Payton, LF||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.277|
|Rob Bell, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Jay Gibbons, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.210|
|Scott Williamson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|John Parrish, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Chris Gomez, PH-2B||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.259|
|Paul Bako, C||4||0||0||0||0||3||5||.213|
|Steve Trachsel, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Freddie Bynum, LF||1||2||0||0||0||1||1||.267|
|a-walked for R. Bell in the 6th|
|b-singled for Parrish in the 8th|
|2B - Miguel Tejada (11, Hampson)|
|RBI - Nick Markakis (41), Miguel Tejada 3 (40), Melvin Mora (35)|
|2-OUT RBI - Melvin Mora (11)|
|SB - Corey Patterson (12, 2nd base off Peavy/Bard), Nick Markakis (7, 2nd base off Peavy/Bard)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|Outfield Assists - Nick Markakis 1|
|DP - Trachsel-Bako-Huff|
|E - Jay Payton (2, Misplayed grounder)|
|Steve Trachsel (L,5-5)||4.2||6||5||5||3||5||2||4.24|
|HBP - Branyan (by John Parrish)|
|WP - Rob Bell (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Steve Trachsel 89-52, Rob Bell 9-4, Scott Williamson 20-11, John Parrish 37-17, Paul Shuey 7-5|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Steve Trachsel 3-5, John Parrish 2-2|
|Batters Faced - Steve Trachsel 22, Rob Bell 2, Scott Williamson 5, John Parrish 10, Paul Shuey 6|
|San Diego Padres|
|Marcus Giles, 2B||4||2||2||3||1||1||0||.266|
|Jose Cruz Jr., RF-LF||3||2||2||1||2||0||0||.271|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||4||1||1||1||1||0||2||.296|
|Mike Cameron, CF||5||2||3||2||0||1||3||.257|
|Josh Bard, C||3||1||1||1||2||1||1||.253|
|Russell Branyan, LF-3B||4||0||0||1||0||3||3||.218|
|Khalil Greene, SS||5||2||4||3||0||1||0||.240|
|Chase Headley, 3B||3||1||1||0||1||0||2||.154|
|Justin Hampson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Cla Meredith, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Terrmel Sledge, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.226|
|Kevin Cameron, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jake Peavy, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.219|
|b- Hiram Bocachica, PH-RF||3||1||1||0||0||0||2||.172|
|a-flied out for Meredith in the 8th|
|b-singled for Peavy in the 6th|
|2B - Marcus Giles (15, Trachsel), Chase Headley (1, Williamson)|
|3B - Mike Cameron (3, Shuey)|
|HR - Marcus Giles (4, Trachsel), Khalil Greene (9, Trachsel)|
|SH - Jake Peavy (4)|
|RBI - Marcus Giles 3 (27), Jose Cruz Jr. (17), Adrian Gonzalez (51), Mike Cameron 2 (33), Josh Bard (19), Russell Branyan (16), Khalil Greene 3 (41)|
|2-OUT RBI - Marcus Giles 3 (17), Jose Cruz Jr. (6), Adrian Gonzalez (14), Mike Cameron 2 (14), Russell Branyan (5), Khalil Greene 2 (14)|
|SB - Jose Cruz Jr. (5, 2nd base off Trachsel/Bako), Hiram Bocachica (2, 2nd base off Williamson/Bako)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|DP - Greene-Gonzalez, Greene-Giles-Gonzalez, Giles-Greene-Gonzalez|
|E - Chase Headley (1, Throwing)|
|San Diego Padres|
|Jake Peavy (W,9-1)||6||6||3||3||2||7||0||1.98|
|HBP - Bynum (by Jake Peavy), Bynum (by Justin Hampson)|
|WP - Cla Meredith (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jake Peavy 100-71, Justin Hampson 20-15, Cla Meredith 20-13|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Peavy 5-5, Cla Meredith 1-1, Kevin Cameron 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Jake Peavy 26, Justin Hampson 6, Cla Meredith 5, Kevin Cameron 4|
|Attendance - 38181|
|Game Time - 3:14|
|Temperature - 67|
|Umpires - Home - Brian Runge, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Bruce Froemming, Third Base - Mike Winters|