Padres plate two runs off Johnson, take down O's
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 contest.
05/14 22:15:41 ET