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San Diego Padres' Jerry Hairston Jr., left, throws to first for the double play as Baltimore Orioles' Miguel Tejada arrives late to second during their baseball game Friday, June 18, 2010 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) San Diego Padres' Jerry Hairston Jr., left, throws to first for the double play as Baltimore Orioles' Miguel Tejada arrives late to second during their baseball game Friday, June 18, 2010 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones misses the catch on a hit from San Diego Padres' Adrian Gonzalez during their baseball game Friday, June 18, 2010 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones misses the catch on a hit from San Diego Padres' Adrian Gonzalez during their baseball game Friday, June 18, 2010 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
San Diego Padres' Will Venable reaches back to first while playing the Baltimore Orioles during their baseball game Friday, June 18, 2010 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) San Diego Padres' Will Venable reaches back to first while playing the Baltimore Orioles during their baseball game Friday, June 18, 2010 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez hit a game-ending RBI single in San Diego's two-run ninth inning, lifting the Padres to a 3-2 victory over the woeful Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

San Diego's first three batters in the ninth reached against David Hernandez (2-6), who struck out pinch-hitter Nick Hundley before David Eckstein hit a tying single into right field. Pinch-hitter Tony Gwynn Jr. then hit a grounder to first baseman Nick Markakis, who threw home for the forceout.

Gonzalez, who went 3 for 3 with a walk, hit Hernandez's next pitch to right to give San Diego the win.

The Orioles have lost 11 of their last 12 games away from Camden Yards and are a major league-worst 7-28 on the road this year. They have lost 18 of 21 overall.

San Diego improved to 22-15 at Petco Park and took a one-game lead in the NL West over the Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost 10-6 at Boston.

Heath Bell (3-0) got the win despite allowing Julio Lugo's tiebreaking bloop single in the ninth. With two out, Lugo sent a fly ball into shallow left field and Scott Hairston tried for a diving catch. But the ball hit off the top of his glove, allowing Ty Wigginton to score.

Gonzalez also hit a tying RBI double off left-hander Brian Matusz in the sixth. It was just the fifth extra-base hit by a lefty batter against Matusz all season.

That was Matusz's last inning of work. He allowed six hits, struck out four and walked one.

The Orioles went ahead 1-0 when Miguel Tejada, Markakis and Wigginton hit consecutive singles off Wade LeBlanc with no outs in the fourth. But LeBlanc got Adam Jones to foul out and coaxed Matt Wieters into an inning-ending double play to limit the damage.

LeBlanc lasted 6 2-3 innings and yielded seven hits and a walk.

The Orioles almost had another run in the fifth. Julio Lugo led off with a single and stole second. When Lugo took off for third on the next pitch, catcher Yorvit Torrealba threw the ball down the line and into foul territory, allowing Lugo to score.

But plate umpire Chris Guccione ruled Cesar Izturis, who was backing out of the batter's box, interfered with Torrealba as he made the throw toward third. Izturis was ruled out for interference and Lugo was sent back to second.

NOTES: Despite the solid start, Matusz is 0-5 with a 5.27 ERA in his last eight starts. ... Markakis went 2 for 3 against LeBlanc and leads all left-handed hitters in the majors with a .375 batting average (33 for 88) against lefty pitchers. ... Padres LF Kyle Blanks said his ailing left elbow feels worse then when he went on the 15-day disabled list on May 20. Blanks, who had been on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Portland, was back in San Diego after undergoing another MRI.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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