Almost Perfect

It was simply one of the best pitching performances ever by a Padre.

Andrew Cashner flirted with history Monday night in Pittsburgh. The Padres starter was perfect through six inning and faced the minimum 27 batters in the 2-0 win over the Pirates.

Cashner (10-8) carried the perfect game into the seventh inning. Lead-off hitter Jose Tabata broke up perfection with a clean single just past the glove of first baseman Tommy Medica. Cashner still managed to face just 27 batters after Andrew McCutchen grounded into a double play to end the inning.

Cashner struck out seven in his complete game masterpiece. It was his first complete game in 31 career starts.

The Padres scored twice in the seventh, plenty of run support for their ace.

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