A day after Francisco Liriano carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, San Diego Padres starter Andrew Cashner did him one better. But, like Liriano’s ill-fated attempt at history, Cashner’s perfect game was spoiled when Jose Tabata led off the frame with a basehit.
Tabata’s hit proved inconsequential, though, when Neil Walker flew out to left and Andrew McCutchen hit into an inning-ending double play. Cashner (10-8) finished his outing facing the minimum 27 batters to lead San Diego (69-80) to a 2-0 victory over the Pirates (87-63).
Cashner threw a complete game, one-hit shutout, walked no batters, and struck out seven.

Jose Tabata accounted for the Pirates' lone hit Monday. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
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