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Andrew Cashner kicks off series against Phillies and final homestand of 2014

Kent Horner

Our Padres are back home for the final time this season. They'll kick off this last homestand with a four-game set against the Phillies, who have been a tough opponent at home. San Diego has dropped 19 of the last 23 to Philadelphia at Petco Park.

Andrew Cashner gets the ball in the opener tonight to try to get the Friars back in the win column after a frustrating road trip. The right-hander's 2014 season has been hampered by injury and a lack of run support, but he's been solid as always on the mound for the Padres. Tonight he looks to build on his last outing, which resulted in his first winning decision since April. Cashner kept the division-leading Dodgers to two runs through seven innings of work last Tuesday. Cashner was also on the winning end of the Phillies' most recent defeat at the hands of SD. Last September, in his only career start against Philadelphia, he gave up only two runs on four hits and a walk while collecting seven strikeouts through 7 2/3 frames.

Phillies starter, Jerome Williams, will be making his seventh career start against San Diego, but first since 2005 when he was with San Francisco. He'll be looking to take advantage of the Padres' recent struggles. Over his last two starts, Williams gave up a combined nine runs through ten innings of work.

Head downtown or tune in to FSSD at 7:10 PT when action gets underway at Petco Park.