Jones contributes four hits in win over Padres

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Updated: August 7, 2013

San Diego, CA (Sports Network) – Adam Jones went a perfect 4-for-4 at the
plate and Bud Norris twirled six innings of one-run ball as the Baltimore
Orioles outlasted the San Diego Padres, 4-1, on Tuesday at Petco Park.

Jones had a hand in most of Baltimore’s offense, clubbing a homer, knocking in
two runs and scoring twice as the Orioles took the first of this two-game set.
Chris Davis went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the victory.

Norris (8-9) made his second start with the Orioles after coming over from the
Astros and allowed just five hits while walking two. Jim Johnson notched his
39th save with a scoreless ninth.

The Padres had won six of eight coming in, but played their first game without
leadoff hitter Everth Cabrera, who was one of 13 players suspended on Monday
for his involvement with the now-defunct Biogenesis clinic.

Edinson Volquez (8-9) struck out six in six frames and was a hard luck
loser, yielding two runs on six hits. The Padres had won in his previous three
starts.

“Our situational hitting was not good tonight and we need to be better at it,
there’s no doubt about it,” said Padres manager Bud Black.

San Diego was 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position on the evening.

Jones put the Orioles on the board in the first with a two-out single that
scored Nate McClouth, who doubled to start the game. Baltimore then went ahead
2-0 when Jones began the fourth with his 23rd home run of the season.

Norris had faced 13 batters in a row without giving up a hit leading up to the
sixth, but the Padres produced three consecutive singles to start the frame,
with Yonder Alonso’s grounder through the right side cutting the deficit to
2-1.

San Diego failed to tack on more in the inning, however, as Norris retired the
next three batters in order.

Jones and Davis helped cushion the Orioles’ lead in the seventh, with Jones
keeping the inning alive with a two-out single and then coming around to score
on a double from Davis.

Baltimore added another insurance run in the ninth on Manny Machado’s two-out
RBI single to score Brian Roberts and make it 4-1. Johnson secured the victory
when Nick Hundley grounded into a game-ending double play.

Game Notes

The Orioles reinstated infielder Roberts from the paternity leave list on
Tuesday and optioned infielder Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk … The
Padres selected the contract of infielder Ronny Cedeno from Single-A Lake
Elsinore.