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Cabrera, Padres excel at hitting with two outs

Cabrera, Padres excel at hitting with two outs

BALTIMORE -- The Padres' offense has generally been better since their 5-15 start, especially with two outs in an inning.

Entering Tuesday's game against the Orioles, the Padres have scored 30 of their last 52 runs with two outs, going back to the fifth inning of a game on April 30 against the Cubs.

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In fact, the Padres scored five of their seven runs in Saturday's 8-7 loss to the Rays with two outs.

"We've had a really nice run there, and it was noticeable during our streak of victories," said Padres manager Bud Black. "Now the trick is, we've got to sustain it."

Overall this season, the Padres are hitting .258 (108-for-418) with 18 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs, 62 RBIs, and a .740 OPS with two outs going into Tuesday's game.

Everth Cabrera leads the team with 15 hits with two outs. Chris Denorfia and Jedd Gyorko each have 13 two-out hits. Denorfia has hit .325 in 40 at-bats with two outs and posted a team-best eight RBIs.

In Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Orioles, the Padres scored two runs with two outs on singles by Denorfia and Cabrera, both during a frantic, ninth-inning comeback.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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