- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Wil Myers ended June with a flourish for the San Diego Padres, even if the team is mired in last place in the NL West.

Myers hit a two-run double in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s 12-6 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, his 21st extra-base hit of June. That tied the franchise record for the most extra-base hits in any month, set by Greg Vaughn in May 1998.

“He’s been great,” manager Andy Green said. “For the entire month, there have been maybe one or two games where he wasn’t on fire. The exciting thing is he’s taking his walks when it’s outside of the zone. You come in the strike zone, you play the price. … I’d guess there’s probably not another guy in the major leagues that’s had a better month.”

The Padres are off Thursday, so Myers won’t be able to add to his June totals.

Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 23rd homer and drove in four runs for the AL East-leading Orioles, who won their seventh straight game.

Baltimore tied the 1996 Oakland A’s for the most homers in June, 55. Overall, the Orioles lead the majors with 124.

The Orioles hit four home runs in sweeping the two-game series, including three in Tuesday night’s 11-7 win.

Myers’ 33 RBIs were the most by a Padres player in June. He hit .327 (32 for 98) in 26 games, with 10 doubles, 11 homers and 25 runs scored.

Green is pushing both Myers and closer Fernando Rodney for the All-Star Game, which will be played at Petco Park on July 12.

“I haven’t really thought about it,” Myers said. “I just want to go at it each day and just play the best I can. I’m just feeling good at the plate, just staying within my approach and not getting off that, just staying on the fastball.”

Trumbo hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and a two-run double in the ninth. Manny Machado had two hits and three RBIs, and pitcher Yovani Gallardo singled twice and scored a run.

After San Diego lefty Christian Friedrich (4-3) retired his first nine batters, he walked Adam Jones and allowed Jonathan Schoop’s RBI double. Machado hit an RBI single and, with one out, Trumbo homered into the second deck in left field to make it 4-0.

The Orioles scored two runs in the fifth on a throwing error by Friedrich with two outs and the bases loaded. Friedrich fielded Chris Davis’ nubber down the line and made an errant throw to Myers at first. Green was ejected for arguing with umpire Bill Miller, apparently about whether Davis ran outside the lane.

The only costly mistake by Gallardo (3-1) was allowing Brett Wallace’s three-run homer with two outs in the sixth. Gallardo was outhitting the Padres 2-1 after getting singles in the fifth and sixth. He opened the Padres sixth by allowing a single by Melvin Upton Jr. and walking Myers. Gallardo struck out Matt Kemp and Yangervis Solarte before allowing Wallace’s homer to straightaway center, his fifth.

Gallardo didn’t allow a hit until rookie Alex Dickerson’s single with one out in the fifth. He gave up three hits and three runs in six innings, struck out six and walked three.

Friedrich allowed six runs, four earned, and five hits in five innings. He struck out seven and walked two.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Padres: RHP Andrew Cashner (strained neck) is expected to come off the 15-day disabled list Sunday to start against the New York Yankees.

UP NEXT

Orioles: RHP Chris Tillman (10-1, 3.52 ERA) starts the opener of a four-game series at Seattle on Thursday night. The Mariners are scheduled to start RHP Taijuan Walker (3-6, 3.45).

Padres: After a day off, the Padres welcome the New York Yankees to Petco Park, with San Diego RHP Colin Rea (4-3, 5.05 ERA) scheduled to face RHP Nathan Eovaldi (6-5, 5.19).

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