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|San Diego (52-61)||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||7||0|
SAN DIEGO -- From the moment Orioles fans shouted out "O!" during The Star-Spangled Banner, it was clear it was going to be Baltimore's night at Petco Park.
Adam Jones tied his career-high with four hits, including a home run against his hometown Padres, and Bud Norris wiggled out of some jams to win his second straight start with the Orioles, 4-1 against San Diego on Tuesday night.
"The coolest part of it was the 'O!' during the national anthem," said Jones, who went to San Diego's Morse High. "There were a lot of guys down the third base line and they screamed right in our ear. I think it shocked us a little bit and got us going a little bit. That's cool."
Jones drove in two runs and scored twice. Several of his family members and friends were at the game.
"It's cool to hear the cheers and all that stuff, but we're here to play a baseball game," he said. "I have all offseason to hang out with them. I'm just glad we got the win."
Jones homered into the balcony on the second level of the Western Metal Supply Co. brick warehouse in the left field corner at Petco Park leading off the fourth off Edinson Volquez. It was his 23rd.
Jones, who went to San Diego's Morse High, hit a two-run homer when the Orioles visited Petco Park in 2010.
Norris (8-9) struck out five and walked two.
The Padres had three straight singles to open the sixth, including Yonder Alonso's RBI base hit that pulled San Diego to 2-1. Norris then retired the side on a strikeout, a fly ball and a popup, stranding runners at second and third.
San Diego's Will Venable tripled leading off the first and was stranded as Norris retired the side on two groundouts and a strikeout.
"A big momentum boost for sure," Norris said about getting out of the early jams. "A leadoff triple is never the way you want to start a game, but in this ballpark you've got to put up a lot of zeroes. There are not a lot of high scoring games here. Anyway you can leave a man stranded is huge. I've got to execute my pitches and get out of it and I got lucky tonight."
Norris was obtained in a trade with Houston last Wednesday The next day, he beat the Astros 6-3 at Camden Yards.
"He goes after people," Jones said. "This team, you can see it in our eyes, we're all competitors. We don't like to give anything away. He's fitting right into the mold of the team. It's no-nonsense, get the job done and no excuses. He's given us a big lift."
Manager Buck Showalter agreed.
"He's on attack mode," Showalter said. "His button's on most of the time."
Said Padres manager Bud Black: "He did what he does. He throws the fastball in the low 90s and he throws the slider. He didn't do anything we didn't expect. There were a couple of at-bats there that weren't very good."
Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his 39th save, tops in the majors.
Volquez (9-8) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings, struck out six and walked two.
|Players of the Game|
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|Nate McLouth, LF||5||1||1||0||0||2||3||.282|
|Manny Machado, 3B||5||0||1||1||0||1||2||.295|
|Nick Markakis, RF||5||0||0||0||0||1||3||.283|
|Adam Jones, CF||4||2||4||2||0||0||0||.298|
|Chris Davis, 1B||4||0||2||1||0||2||2||.302|
|Matt Wieters, C||3||0||0||0||1||1||1||.234|
|J.J. Hardy, SS||3||0||1||0||1||1||2||.252|
|Brian Roberts, 2B||3||1||0||0||1||0||1||.238|
|Bud Norris, P||2||0||1||0||0||0||1||.333|
|a-Henry Urrutia, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.279|
|b-Alexi Casilla, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.219|
|a-struck out for Norris in the 7th|
|b-hit into fielder's choice-bunting for O'Day in the 9th|
|2B - Nate McLouth (23, Volquez), Chris Davis (31, Gregerson)|
|HR - Adam Jones (23, Volquez)|
|RBI - Manny Machado (53), Adam Jones 2 (79), Chris Davis (103)|
|2-OUT RBI - Manny Machado (20), Adam Jones (29), Chris Davis (29)|
|SB - Nate McLouth (26, 3rd base off Volquez/Hundley), Adam Jones (10, 2nd base off Gregerson/Hundley)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - B. Roberts-Hardy-Davis, B. Roberts-Hardy-Davis-O'Day-Hardy-Davis, B. Roberts-Hardy-Davis-O'Day-Hardy-Davis-Hardy-B. Roberts-Davis|
|E - Manny Machado (8, Throwing)|
|Bud Norris (W,8-9)||6||5||1||1||2||5||0||3.78|
|Tommy Hunter (H,13)||1||0||0||0||1||1||0||2.72|
|Brian Matusz (H,14)||0.1||1||0||0||0||1||0||3.07|
|Darren O'Day (H,17)||0.2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.47|
|Jim Johnson (S,39)||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||3.20|
|WP - Bud Norris (4)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Bud Norris 95-65, Tommy Hunter 16-10, Brian Matusz 9-6, Darren O'Day 2-2, Jim Johnson 16-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bud Norris 8-5, Tommy Hunter 2-0, Darren O'Day 1-0, Jim Johnson 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Bud Norris 25, Tommy Hunter 4, Brian Matusz 2, Darren O'Day 1, Jim Johnson 3|
|San Diego Padres|
|Will Venable, RF||2||0||1||0||2||0||1||.251|
|Chris Denorfia, LF||4||1||1||0||0||1||3||.267|
|Chase Headley, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||2||2||.241|
|Yonder Alonso, 1B||4||0||2||1||0||0||1||.297|
|Jedd Gyorko, 2B||3||0||0||0||1||1||3||.246|
|Alexi Amarista, CF||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.262|
|Logan Forsythe, SS||4||0||1||0||0||1||4||.211|
|Nick Hundley, C||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.233|
|Edinson Volquez, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.129|
|a-Jesus Guzman, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.234|
|a-grounded out for Vincent in the 7th|
|3B - Will Venable (5, Norris)|
|SH - Edinson Volquez (8)|
|RBI - Yonder Alonso (40)|
|SB - Will Venable (12, 2nd base off Norris/Wieters)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|San Diego Padres|
|Edinson Volquez (L,8-9)||6||6||2||2||2||6||1||5.44|
|Pitches-Strikes - Edinson Volquez 107-63, Nick Vincent 10-8, Luke Gregerson 13-12, Tim Stauffer 22-12|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edinson Volquez 6-5, Luke Gregerson 1-1, Tim Stauffer 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Edinson Volquez 25, Nick Vincent 3, Luke Gregerson 5, Tim Stauffer 6|
|Attendance - 28055|
|Game Time - 3:01|
|Temperature - 66|
|Umpires - Home - Doug Eddings, First Base - Dana DeMuth, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Paul Nauert|