MLB Team Report - San Diego Padres - INSIDE PITCH


SAN DIEGO -- Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner set a franchise record Friday night in only his second start since June 18.

Cashner held the Dodgers to one run on six hits with eight strikeouts over six innings.

It marked Cashner's 15th straight start at Petco Park that he allowed two or fewer runs -- breaking the franchise record for consecutive home starts allowing two or fewer runs established by Randy Jones over the 1977-78 seasons.

During the streak, Cashner has a 1.44 ERA.

"I'm just trying to make up for lost time," said Cashner, who has been limited to 14 starts this season by two trips to the disabled list. "I felt a lot sharper tonight. I felt my command was good. I thought I had my best movement with my sinker and I had a good release point."

Cashner had missed the equivalent of 12 starts while on the disabled list from June 19-Aug. 23 with shoulder soreness that led to a neck problem.

"Tonight, I wanted to set the tone for the rest of the series and the rest of my season," said Cashner.

Mission accomplished.

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MLB Team Report - San Diego Padres - NOTES, QUOTES


RECORD: 63-70

STREAK: Won three

NEXT: Dodgers RHP Zack Greinke (13-8, 2.79 ERA) at Padres RHP Ian Kennedy (10-11, 3.75 ERA)

PLAYER NOTES:

--C Rene Rivera was 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly Friday. Starting with hit game-tying home run and subsequent game-winning single against the Brewers on Wednesday night, Rivera had a hand in four straight Padres runs. He drove in the first run Friday and scored the second. Rivera has hit safely in 16 of the last 19 games he's had an at-bat going back to July 24, hitting .310 (22-for-71) with two doubles, three homers and 10 RBIs. His .295 average over the second half of the season (23-for-78) is the third-highest among National League catchers since the All-Star break.

--SS Everth Cabrera is expected to have a brief rehab assignment with Class A Lake Elsinore this weekend. With the California League regular season ending on Monday, Cabrera's rehab could extend into the first game or two of the California League playoffs. Cabrera has missed 40 of the Padres last 50 games with a pair of left hamstring strains.

--SS Alexi Amarista was 2-for-5 Friday night and is hitting .313 (15-for-48) with a double and triple and four RBIs in his last 14 games. He has reached base in seven straight games, the third-longest streak in his career. He is 8-for-24 with three walks during the run.

--C Yasmani Grandal had the first walk-off hit of his career Friday night. He has reached base in five straight games, going 6-for-19 with a homer and six RBIs.