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09/16 00:51 CDT Cashner lifts Padres past Phillies, 1-0
Cashner lifts Padres past Phillies, 1-0
SAN DIEGO (AP) --- Andrew Cashner pitched a two-hitter for his third career
shutout and the San Diego Padres scored on Cody Asche's fielding error in the
second inning Monday night to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0.
Cashner (4-7) allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked one in winning for
the second straight time after going winless since April 16 against Colorado.
Cashner has a franchise-best 17 straight home starts where he's allowed two or
fewer earned runs.
Jerome Williams (3-2) limited the Padres to an unearned run, three hits and two
walks in 7 2-3 innings.
The Padres scored in the second, when Rene Rivera opened the inning with a
double. He scored when Cashner hit a hard grounder to Asche at third. Asche
tried to backhand the ball, but was unable to do more than knock it down in
drawing the error.
Cashner, who blanked the Tigers on April 11, retired the first 11 batters
before Chase Utley walked.
Cashner had a no-hitter going until Dominic Brown bunted safely down the
third-base line with one out in the fifth, with the Padres deploying a shift on
the left-handed hitter.
Brown got a long look from Cashner after he reached first. Wil Nieves followed
with a pop up to Jedd Gyorko, with Brown running on the pitch.
Brown was doubled off when he neglected to re-touch second returning to first
The Phillies threatened in the seventh when Marlon Byrd singled and tried to
advance to second on a flyout. Byrd was thrown out for the Padres' second
double play in four innings.
Padres: RHP Joaquin Benoit (sore right shoulder) took Monday off after throwing
on Sunday. Benoit could throw again on Tuesday. Manager Bud Black said it was
important to Benoit to return before the year is over. "You want to end the
season competing," Black said. . RHP Tyson Ross will skip his start on Thursday
for "general arm soreness," Black said. He will be replaced in the rotation by
LHP Robbie Erlin.
Phillies: SS Jimmy Rollins remains out of the lineup with a strained left
hamstring. Rollins is increasing his baseball activities, according to manager
Phillies RHP A.J. Burnett (8-16, 4.34 ERA) will try for his second win this
season against the Padres when he faces RHP Ian Kennedy (10-13, 3.77). Kennedy
has pitched at least six innings in 21 of his 30 starts this year.