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|San Diego (52-62)||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||0||3||7||3|
SAN DIEGO -- Chris Davis struck out in each of his first two at-bats Wednesday. He flied out with the bases loaded in the fifth.
He certainly made the most of his next opportunity.
"The thing about Chris," manager Buck Showalter said, "he is so lethal that he may have some bad at-bats, but you never think he's not a swing away from really doing something good for you."
Davis belted a tiebreaking three-run shot into the bleachers in right-center on the first pitch from Colt Hynes. The drive traveled an estimated 453 feet, making it one of the longest home runs in the history of spacious Petco Park.
"I don't know if it's the longest one I ever hit," Davis said, "but it's one of the longer ones. It helped that the wind was blowing out a little bit.
"I think I had some pitches earlier in the game that I could have hit, so to get that pitch early and to put a good swing on felt pretty good."
"I have felt good the last couple of games," said Davis, who went 2 for 4 in Tuesday's 4-1 victory. "I feel comfortable in the box, but haven't had much to show for it."
San Diego wasted a solid start by Eric Stults, who allowed three runs, two earned, and five hits in seven innings. He struck out six and walked one.
Hardy hit his 19th homer in the second, and the Orioles used San Diego's sloppy defense to score single runs in the fourth and fifth.
Machado reached on second baseman Gyorko's error in the fourth. Adam Jones followed with a sharp single up the middle and Machado came around to score when Amarista threw the ball into Baltimore's dugout while trying to get the runner at third.
Stults' error on pitcher Miguel Gonzalez's sacrifice in the fifth allowed the Orioles to load the bases with no outs. Nick Markakis popped out, but Machado single to center to give Baltimore a 3-0 lead.
Gonzalez struck out eight in six innings and was charged with three runs and six hits.
"I felt Miggy was as good as anything that happened in the game," Showalter said. "He gave a up a 3-2 walk and a broken-bat single to left and then made one or two mistakes. The game isn't always fair."
Hardy tacked on a two-run single in the ninth and finished with three RBI.
|Chris Davis hits a tiebreaking 3-run shot in the eighth, giving him a majors-best 106 RBI. (USATSI)|
|Players of the Game|
|Nick Markakis, RF||5||1||1||0||0||0||3||.282|
|Manny Machado, 3B||4||2||2||1||1||0||1||.297|
|Adam Jones, CF||5||2||3||0||0||1||4||.301|
|Chris Davis, 1B||4||2||1||3||1||2||4||.302|
|Matt Wieters, C||5||1||1||1||0||1||1||.234|
|J.J. Hardy, SS||5||1||2||3||0||2||2||.254|
|Steve Pearce, LF||3||1||1||0||0||1||0||.258|
|Nate McLouth, LF||1||0||1||0||1||0||0||.284|
|Brian Roberts, 2B||3||0||1||1||0||0||0||.240|
|Darren O'Day, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.000|
|Miguel Gonzalez, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-Henry Urrutia, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.273|
|b-Ryan Flaherty, PH-2B||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.219|
|a-grounded out for M. Gonzalez in the 7th|
|b-struck out for Rodriguez in the 8th|
|2B - Matt Wieters (22, Hynes), Steve Pearce (4, Stults)|
|HR - Chris Davis (41, Hynes), J.J. Hardy (19, Stults)|
|SF - Brian Roberts (3)|
|SH - Miguel Gonzalez (1)|
|RBI - Manny Machado (54), Chris Davis 3 (106), Matt Wieters (53), J.J. Hardy 3 (63), Brian Roberts (16)|
|2-OUT RBI - J.J. Hardy 3 (25)|
|SB - Nate McLouth (27, 2nd base off Thayer/Rivera)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|PB - Matt Wieters (5)|
|Francisco Rodriguez (W,2-1)||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||2.12|
|Pitches-Strikes - Miguel Gonzalez 99-64, Francisco Rodriguez 11-9, Troy Patton 15-9, Darren O'Day 15-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Miguel Gonzalez 5-4, Troy Patton 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Miguel Gonzalez 25, Francisco Rodriguez 3, Troy Patton 3, Darren O'Day 4|
|San Diego Padres|
|Will Venable, RF||4||0||1||0||0||2||1||.251|
|Chris Denorfia, LF||3||1||0||0||1||2||1||.265|
|Chase Headley, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||3||2||.241|
|Yonder Alonso, 1B||3||1||1||0||1||1||1||.297|
|Jedd Gyorko, 2B||4||1||1||3||0||0||3||.246|
|Alexi Amarista, CF||4||0||2||0||0||0||0||.266|
|Ronny Cedeno, SS||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||.214|
|Rene Rivera, C||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.217|
|Eric Stults, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.156|
|a-Jesus Guzman, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.233|
|a-struck out for Stults in the 7th|
|2B - Chase Headley (24, Patton), Alexi Amarista (11, M. Gonzalez)|
|HR - Jedd Gyorko (10, M. Gonzalez)|
|RBI - Jedd Gyorko 3 (31)|
|SB - Will Venable (13, 2nd base off M. Gonzalez/Wieters)|
|CS - Alexi Amarista (1, 2nd base by M. Gonzalez/Wieters)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|DP - Headley-Gyorko-Alonso|
|E - Alexi Amarista (4, Throwing), Jedd Gyorko (4, Throwing), Eric Stults (2, Misplayed grounder)|
|San Diego Padres|
|Luke Gregerson (L,5-6)||0||2||2||2||0||0||0||3.38|
|Pitches-Strikes - Eric Stults 99-73, Luke Gregerson 5-4, Colt Hynes 4-3, Dale Thayer 19-13, Sean O'Sullivan 32-18|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Eric Stults 8-8, Sean O'Sullivan 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Eric Stults 28, Luke Gregerson 2, Colt Hynes 2, Dale Thayer 4, Sean O'Sullivan 8|
|Attendance - 21206|
|Game Time - 2:57|
|Temperature - 70|
|Umpires - Home - Dana DeMuth, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Doug Eddings|