Andrew Cashner Beats Arizona With His Arm and Bat, Padres Win 12-3

Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sport

The Padres got off to an early lead and never looked back. Andrew Cashner allowed a pair of homers for the first time in like decades or something and felt so bad that he hit one of his own. It was not only his first career homer, but his first extra-base hit of any kind. He walked a bunch of guys but only one of his walks scored, so all was well at the end of the story. Here's how it all went down:

1st inning:
The Padres got an early lead after Chris Denorfia walked with one out and Carlos Quentin plated him one out later with his twenty-first double of the year.
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Arizona also got a one-out walk, followed by a stolen base and another one-out walk. After that came yet another one-out walk. That's three of them in a row, if you weren't keeping track. He got out of the jam unscathed though, getting Martin Prado to roll into an inning-ending double play.
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Padres 1, D-backs 0

2nd inning:
The Padres went down 1-2-3. Happens sometimes.

Miguel Montero homered with one out to tie the game. That also happens sometimes, I guess. Then Didi Gregorious hit a ground rule double but got stranded.
Padres 1, D-backs 1

3rd inning:
Norf walked again, this time with two outs, and then Chase Headley got hit by a pitch. Quentin then worked a walk to load the bases and bring Jesus Guzman to the plate. Tyler Skaggs walked him too and forced in a run to put the Padres back out front. Three pitches later, Yonder Alonso added three more runs with a base-clearing double.
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Cashner settled down for his first 1-2-3 frame.
Padres 5, D-backs 1

4th inning:
Cashner, of all people, got a walk but was erased on a fielders choice. Everth Cabrera then stole second and scored when Denorfia hit his eighth homer of the year to put the Friars up by six and chase Skaggs out of the game. Speaking of chase, Headley hit reliever Tony Sipp's first pitch out to stretch the margin to seven.
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Jason Kubel doubled with one out and then Miguel Montero walked, but Cashner got Gregorious to bounce into a double play.
Padres 8, D-backs 1

5th inning:
The Friars were retired in order. Oh, darn.

Cashner gave up his fifth walk and his second homer of the game. Still no big thing.
Padres 8, D-backs 3

6th inning:
Cashner? More like Crushner! Young Money took Josh Collmenter deep for hist first career extra-base hit. After that Everth reached base on an error and stole second base but was called out.

Cashner had no problems with the Snakes in the bottom of the frame, sitting them down one after the other.
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Padres 9, D-backs 3

7th inning:
Headley led off with a walk but got erased on a double play.

Tim Stauffer came in to replace Cashner, who allowed four hits and five walks over 103 pitches for a Quality Start. Stauff did his thing, getting three quick outs.
Padres 9, D-backs 3

8th inning:
Yonder led off with a single but nothing became of it.

Cody Ross worked Stauffer for a walk but nothing became of that, either.
Padres 9, D-backs 3

9th inning:
Chase got on and Q got him in. Double digits. It's nice to be on this side of it. Alexi Amarista came in as a pinch hitter and joined the walk parade to push Carlos into scoring position. Yonder then took him out of scoring position with an RBI single. After that, Alexi moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on another one.

Dale Thayer came in and got two outs and loaded the bases, bringing Paul Goldschmidt to the plate. Luckily he hit it to Everth so disaster was averted and the Friars walked away unscathed.
Final score: Padres 12, D-backs 3

It was a great win by our guys to bounce back from yesterday's ugly affair. Tyson Ross will be facing Patrick Corbin tomorrow afternoon for the rubber match.


Current Series

3 game series vs Diamondbacks @ Chase Field

Fri 07/26 WP: Randall Delgado (3 - 3)
LP: Eric Stults (8 - 9)
0 - 10 loss
Sat 07/27 12 - 3 win

San Diego Padres
@ Arizona Diamondbacks

Sunday, Jul 28, 2013, 1:10 PM PDT
Chase Field

Tyson Ross vs Patrick Corbin

Sunny. Winds blowing out to right field at 1-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 100.

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