Closers are supposed to have short memories.

It’s how they survive. Blow a save, move on.

But the events of last Saturday night in St. Petersburg, Fla., stuck with Huston Street.

“That one in Tampa Bay frustrated me as much as any save I’ve blown in my life,” Street said Tuesday night of the two-run, two-out, walk-off Evan Longoria homer that beat the Padres 8-7.

“It bugged me. I wanted tonight. The situation was eerily similar.”

Just like last Saturday, Street entered Tuesday night’s game protecting a one-run lead. Just like last Saturday night, he retired the first two hitters then walked the third to bring the winning run to the plate.

Unlike Saturday night, Street struck out that hitter -- Matt Wieters rather than Longoria – to end the game and preserve a 3-2 Padres victory that was significant on a number of levels.

Down 2-1 after eight innings, the Padres rallied for two runs with two out in the top of the ninth to snap a three-game losing streak.

And the key hits were delivered by Padres fighting major slumps.

Chris Denorfia, who had three hits in his previous 16 at-bats, tied the game at 2-2 in the ninth with a two-out single against Orioles closer Jim Johnson, who was working on a major league-leading string of 35 straight save conversions.

That set the stage for Everth Cabrera to drive home Denorfia with the winning run on another single to center off Johnson. Cabrera had been in a 1-for-22 drought.

To take it one key hit further, the Padres first run scored on Carlos Quentin’s second homer in four games after the left fielder had gone hitless in his first 19 at-bats in May. Quentin might have had a second homer in the game if not for a leaping catch above the wall in left center by Morse High product Adam Jones.

“This was a good all-around win,” said Padres manager Bud Black, who would also acknowledge the efforts of starting pitcher Andrew Cashner and a series of defensive gems topped by first baseman Yonder Alonso’s leaping grab of a line drive -- that turned a would-be RBI double into a double play -- and Cabrera’s ninth-inning play on a sharp grounder by Jones.

“It was good to see a couple guys who have been struggling come through. Wins like this are great on the road.”