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Wednesday, May 15th (All times Eastern)

San Diego Padres (17-21) at Baltimore Orioles (23-16), 12:35 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: San Diego - Jason Marquis (4-2, 3.48) Baltimore - Freddy Garcia (0-1, 4.26)

(Sports Network) - San Diego released Freddy Garcia midway through spring training. Now with Baltimore, Garcia hopes to show the Padres the error of their ways when the Orioles wrap up a brief two-game set against them at Camden Yards.

Garcia, though, hasn't been anything special in his two starts for the Orioles, as he has posted an 0-1 mark to go along with a 4.26 ERA. After giving up two runs in a no-decision to the Angels his first time out, Garcia was battered around a bit in a loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, as he allowed four runs and five hits in six innings.

"I was throwing strikes, especially (going into) the fourth inning," Garcia said. "I made two mistakes, and then I paid for it. Sometimes it happens. It's part of the game, and hopefully next time I'll do better."

Garcia owns a career 4-2 record and 2.51 ERA in nine career starts against the Padres, but hasn't faced them since 2005. Garcia also has a slightly better career ERA in day games (3.84) versus night games (4.32).

Getting the call for the Friars on Wednesday will be veteran right-hander Jason Marquis, who has won his last three starts. Marquis beat the Miami Marlins last Wednesday, as he scattered five hits over eight scoreless innings to improve to 4-2 on the year, while lowering his ERA to 3.48.

"He's got a lot of action on his pitches, so it's kind of fun to watch him," said Padres rookie Jedd Gyorko said. "He doesn't throw a ball over 90 mph but he can still carve up a lineup."

Marquis' run could come to a screeching halt today, though, as he is 0-1 in five games (3 starts) against the Orioles with a 9.92 ERA.

On Tuesday, Everth Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run with two outs in the ninth inning to lift San Diego past the Orioles, 3-2.

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 out, 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.

"To get to (Johnson) is a great accomplishment for us," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Those are great on the road, they really are, to snatch one back when they took the lead."

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.

"It was the first time I'd ever seen it happen," Orioles second baseman Ryan Flaherty said of Johnson's blown save. "That streak was incredible. He comes in the game and it's 1-2-3, and the game's over. You get accustomed to that."

San Diego took two of three from the O's the last time these teams met back in 2010. This is the Padres' first visit to Baltimore, though, since 2002.

05/15 10:26:07 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NCCU 108
BASC 52
 
Final
CHA 106
PHO 111
Final
NCSU 83
TENN 72
Final
CLE 98
ATL 127
Final
CHA 106
PHO 111
Final
DET 106
DAL 117
Final
BOS 109
ORL 92
Final
MIA 87
UTA 105
Final
TOR 105
BRK 89
1st OT
SAN 102
MEM 102
 
Half
POR 43
MIL 41
 
2nd
DEN 29
HOU 25
 
2nd
LAC 36
IND 35
 
Final
UNT 78
LANG 65
 
Final
Terriers 64
DELST 72
 
Final
MSST 55
ARKST 69
Final
NCCU 108
BASC 52
 
Final
GMAS 99
CATAWBA 69
 
Final
WOFF 64
CSOU 58
 
Final
HIGH 106
FERR 48
 
Final
JVU 68
GWEBB 65
 
Final
ILL 73
HAMP 55
 
Final
BST 52
JMU 72
 
Final
YOUNG 84
KNST 90
 
Final
UMO 71
LONG 60
 
Final
PITT 65
MAN 56
Final
OSU 97
NCAT 55
Final
FSU 93
UNF 77
 
Final
TOL 83
RMU 57
 
Final
CAMP 70
SIUE 65
 
Final
DUQ 52
RFLSH 67
 
Final
NCSU 83
TENN 72
Final
UCF 75
DET 70
Final
UNCW 73
LIB 70
 
Final
LOYC 83
ABCHRIST 44
 
Final
MURST 94
ALCOR 56
 
Final
HOU 56
ARKPB 61
 
Final
NW 67
CMICH 80
Final
WKENT 75
CHIST 60
 
Final
ODU 58
UGST 54
Final
SMU 67
ILLCH 46
Final
LALAF 115
MLGN 76
 
Final
TULSA 74
MIZST 70
 
Final
UWGB 66
MORE 50
 
Final
NEOM 92
NCOL 82
 
Final
TTU 101
SCST 39
 
Final
DEN 83
TAMCC 73
 
Final
STEPH 66
TXST 60
 
Final
STLU 75
TXPA 69
 
Final
MEM 83
USCU 73
 
Final
ILLST 64
TENNM 54
 
Final
MSU 66
EMICH 46
 
Final
GRCN 80
INCWORD 82
 
Final
STAN 67
LMU 58
Final
BAY 66
NMST 55
 
2nd
CIN 57
SDST 57
 
Final
AUB 80
WINT 62
 
2nd
NMU 41
CARK 34
 
2nd
PEPP 34
HOW 27
 
2nd
CPSL 36
NE 40
 
1st
UNLV 26
PORT 29
 
1st
OREG 0
CSNO 0
 
1st
WASH 6
GRAM 3
 
Final
NJD 0
OTT 2
Final
MIN 2
BOS 3
2nd
VAN 0
DAL 1