MLB: Andrew Cashner throws a one-hitter as Padres blanked the Pirates
Last Updated: 17/09/13 7:46am
Andrew Cashner: Threw a one-hitter as Padres blanked the Pirates
Andrew Cashner carried a perfect game into the seventh innings and faced the minimum 27 batters in his first shutout as the San Diego Padres beat Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0.
Jose Tabata ended Cashner's bid for the perfect game with a clean single just inside the first-base. Cashner surrendered just the one hit while levelling his record at 8-8, notching seven strikeouts in his first career complete game with 67 of his 97 pitches thrown for strikes.
Cliff Lee drove in a career-high four runs - two against Sam Dyson - and struck out 14 Marlins across eight innings as the Philadelphia Phillies beat Miami 12-2 at Citizens Bank Park. Phillies second baseman Chase Utley drove in four, three via a home run.
Monday's MLB results:
Diamondbacks 2 Dodgers 1
White Sox 12 Twins 1
Rockies 6 Cardinals 2
Tigers 4 Mariners 2
Astros 1 Reds 6
Royals 7 Indians 1
Brewers 6 Cubs 1
Athletics 1 Angels 12
Phillies 12 Marlins 2
Pirates 0 Padres 2
Rays 6 Rangers 2
PPD Nationals v Braves
Elsewhere, Rick Porcello struck out 10 in six innings as Detroit Tigers beat Seattle Mariners 4-2. Victor Martinez broke a one-all tie in the sixth inning with a run-scoring single before Omar Infante followed with his own RBI single.
Porcello (13-8) allowed a run and five hits with two walks, falling one strikeout short of his career high.
Cincinnati Reds defeated Houston Astros 6-1 after Johnny Cueto pitched five scoreless innings and Zack Cozart drove in four runs. Cueto, playing his first game since he strained the muscle below his right shoulder on June 28, allowed five hits and struck out five with one walk for the win.
Chicago White Sox set the tone with a seven-run first inning to go on and beat Minnesota Twins 12-1. Liam Hendriks turned in the worst outing by a Twins pitcher this season as he gave up seven runs in the first, recording just two outs, allowing seven runs on five hits and three walks while throwing 41 pitches.
Tampa Bay Rays scored four runs in the fifth to go on and beat Texas Rangers 6-2 at Tropicana Field. Wil Myers starred as after he scored a solo home run to the opposite field in his first at-bat, he hammered Jason Frasor's third pitch to centre field for a two-run double, giving the Rays a four-run cushion.
Meanwhile, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields set the tone with a season-high 10 strikeouts as the Royals beat Cleveland Indians 7-1.
The Royals moved to two-and-a-half games back for the second American League Wild Card spot - Cleveland remained a half-game out and missed a chance to enter the second spot with Texas' defeat.
In the other games, Milwaukee Brewers beat Chicago Cubs 6-1 at Miller Park as Wily Peralta turned in his fourth consecutive quality start and Caleb Gindl finished a double shy of the cycle.
St Louis Cardinals were beaten 6-2 by the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks beat Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1.
Washington Nationals postponed their game against the Atlanta Braves following the shootings at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters in Washington. The Nationals took the decision to postpone the match in conjunction with Major League Baseball and will instead play a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday.