SAN DIEGO (AP) - Will Venable tripled leading off the bottom of the first inning and was stranded.
It set the tone for the San Diego Padres, who lost 4-1 to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
Adam Jones tied his career-high with four hits, including a home run, drove in two runs and scored twice against his hometown Padres and Bud Norris won his second straight start since joining the Orioles.
The Padres were just 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position.
``Our situational hitting was not good,' manager Bud Black said. ``We need to do better at it, there's no doubt about it. We talk about it but we have to execute. I think that was the game.
``There was a lack of contact. They had some pitches to hit and either took them or fouled them off. We have to do a better job than that.'
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 singled in the first to bring in Nate McClouth, aboard on a leadoff double. He singled and scored on Chris Davis' double in the eighth.
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) held San Diego to one run and five hits in six innings. struck out five and walked two.
Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his 39th save, tops in the majors.
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.
Venable tripled leading off the first and was stranded as Norris retired the side on two groundouts and a strikeout.
``I think we had our chances and we couldn't capitalize for some reason,' Alonso said. ``He made some good pitches when he had to.
``It happened in the first inning with a man on third base,' Alonso added. ``I felt like that was the start, right away he was making good pitches me, Chase (Headley), (Chris) Denorfia. We have to be able to get guys in.'
Norris was obtained in a trade with Houston last Wednesday The next day, he beat the Astros 6-3 at Camden Yards.
Volquez (9-8) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings, struck out six and walked two.
NOTES: Padres All-Star SS Everth Cabrera addressed the team before the game, a day after he was suspended for 50 games by MLB for his relationship to Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. Cabrera admitted Monday to taking a banned substance for four days in the spring of 2012. He didn't identify the substance. Headley said Cabrera was emotional in front of his teammates, as he was in speaking before the media on Monday. ``He obviously feels bad about it,' Headley said. ``That's a tough thing to deal with, so I think it's a positive that he addressed the team and I guess that's the first step to moving on.' ... To take Cabrera's roster spot, the Padres promoted INF Ronny Cedeno from Single-A Lake Elsinore. Cedeno was signed to a minor league contract on Saturday and played games for Lake Elsinore. ... Logan Forsythe started at SS for the Padres on Tuesday night. ... The two-game series concludes Wednesday when Orioles RHP Miguel Gonzalez (8-5, 3.88) is scheduled to face San Diego LHP Eric Stults (8-10, 3.55).
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