Andrew Cashner was in unfamiliar territory in Philadelphia Tuesday night. He pitched a big chunk of the game with a considerable lead. Casner (9-8), who won for the first time in over a month, pitched seven and two-third innings striking out a season high seven Philly batters.
Jedd Gyorko and Chase Headley provided most of the offense with three hits apiece in the Padres 8-2 win. The Friars scored three in the fourth inning and added four in the fifth, plenty of pad for Cashner and three relievers.
The Padres have now won four straight and six of their last seven. Game two of the three game series is set for Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park.