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Recap: Padres 2, Pirates 0
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 1
Venue: PNC Park
Date: September 16, 2013 7:05 PM EDT
  

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Neil Walker summed it up succinctly.

``Some nights you just get beat,' the Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman said.

Andrew Cashner carried a perfect game into the seventh inning and faced the minimum 27 batters in a one-hitter that sent the San Diego Padres past the Pirates 2-0 on Monday night.

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Cashner (10-8) retired his first 18 batters before Jose Tabata grounded a clean single into right field leading off the seventh. Tabata was erased when Andrew McCutchen grounded into an inning-ending double play, and the right-hander cruised the rest of the way for his first complete game in 31 career starts.

``Cashner was throwing three quality pitches for strikes and, most importantly, he was keeping them all down in the strike zone,' Walker said. ``Sometimes, you have games like this where the other guy just pitches a great game.'

The Pirates lost for the second time in eight games but remained tied for the NL Central lead with the St. Louis Cardinals, who were beaten 6-2 at Colorado.

After losing his bid for perfection, Cashner was glad he was able to induce a double play from McCutchen, who is hitting .324.

``I've had some no-hitters broken up before and I think in previous times I've learned to stay with my game plan and keep making pitches,' Cashner said. ``That was a big spot in the game with McCutchen up. I kept telling myself to keep throwing my sinker where I wanted to, even though I gave up the hit on it.'

Cashner, who has not allowed more than three earned runs in any of his last 11 starts, did not second-guess himself about throwing a sinker to Tabata.

``I didn't want to get beat with my slider there,' Cashner said. ``I still think it's a great pitch. I still think it's the right pitch. That's the way it goes.'

Cashner struck out seven, did not walk a batter and threw 97 pitches. He also scored from second on a single, sliding home with the second run of the game, moments before giving up Tabata's hit.

Kyle Blanks, Ronny Cedeno and Rene Rivera each had two hits as the Padres won for the ninth time in 13 games. They are 17-3 in their last 20 at PNC Park.

A.J. Burnett (8-11) took a shutout into the seventh but wound up with the loss. He allowed two runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings, with three walks and eight strikeouts.

``A.J. pitched a heck of a ballgame himself,' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said.

San Diego broke through for two runs against Burnett in the seventh. Cedeno and Rivera opened the inning with singles, and Cashner bunted into a fielder's choice that left runners at the corners.

Will Venable hit a sacrifice fly, and Cashner scored on Jedd Gyorko's single to left.

Burnett said he didn't feel any pressure in trying to match Cashner.

``It doesn't bother me,' Burnett said. ``I stick to what I do and my game plan. I just try to go out and get us back in the dugout as quick as he does.'

NOTES: The Pirates honored RHP Tyler Glasnow and OF Andrew Lambo as their minor league pitcher and player of the year, respectively. Glasnow was 9-3 with a 2.18 ERA in 24 starts for Class-A West Virginia, and Lambo hit a combined .282 with 32 home runs and 99 RBIs in 120 games with Triple-A Indianapolis and Double-A Altoona. ... A sizeable contingent of fans made the 90-minute drive from Morgantown, W.Va., to cheer Gyorko, a native of the city and former star at West Virginia. ... San Diego closer Huston Street missed the game to attend to a personal matter and is not expected to rejoin the team until Wednesday. ... Padres 1B Yonder Alonso could take batting practice with his teammates sometime during the four-game series that concludes Thursday. ... Pittsburgh LHP Jeff Locke (10-5, 3.14 ERA) starts Tuesday night against LHP Eric Stults (8-13, 4.03).

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Padres at Pirates
Mon, Sep 16 Final 2 to 0
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Padres at Pirates
Tue, Sep 17 Final 5 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Padres at Pirates
Wed, Sep 18 Final 3 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Padres at Pirates
Thu, Sep 19 Final 1 to 10
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SDG  +160   -150   6.5 
 PIT  -170   +130   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SDG  +160   -148   6.5 
 PIT  -180   +128   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SDG  22%   16%   38% 
 PIT  78%   84%   62% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Aug 21, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PIT 1 Under: 3 
 SDG 2 Cover: +120 
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 Aug 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PIT 8 Cover: +100 
 SDG 1 Over: 9 
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 Aug 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PIT 3 Cover: +100 
 SDG 1 Under: 4 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Monday, Sep 16
 
    Mariners at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Braves at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Marlins at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Padres at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Rays
7:10 PM EDT
    Twins at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
    Indians at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Cubs at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Reds at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
    Angels at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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