While it's pretty difficult to follow up a one-hit, complete game shutout, Andrew Cashner still excelled on the mound tonight. The ace lowered his ERA to 1.27 for the young season, allowing just a single earned run over 7.1 innings. It wasn't his cleanest game, as he also allowed 9 hits, but he had backup from his offense. The Padres hit Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa for 3 runs while picking up a fourth run off Tommy Kahnle just for good measure. Things didn't start as well as they finished, with Justin Morneau taking Cashner deep to right field in the top of the second. That was the last lead the Rockies would get, as Tommy Medica immediately responded with a home run of his own. The game would stay tied until the bottom of the fifth. Alexi Amarista singled, moved to first on a bunt from Cashner, and then went on to third courtesy of Everth Cabrera's single. He scored on a passed ball, but didn't need the help.
Cashner does it again in Padres 4-2 win over Rockies
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