SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 26: Andrew Cashner #34 of the San Diego Padres pitches during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park on April 26, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
Padres starter Andrew Cashner did not single-handedly beat the Giants 2-1 on Friday night.
But he sure as heck tried to.
Cashner allowed just one run in six innings of work, striking out five batters in a Padres win, their second in a row.
But his work on the mound was not even as impressive as his work on offense. Cashner got his second career hit, a line drive single off 2-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, no less. Then he stole second base for his first career steal. Then he scored on a Carlos Quentin single for his first career run.
All-in-all, not a bad night in the big leagues.
Quentin has driven in a run in all three games he's played since coming off his 8-game suspension.
On Saturday, the Padres send LHP Eric Stults against LHP Barry Zito. San Diego is looking for its second 3-game winning streak of the season.