Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/1/13
Andrew Cashner allowed one run in seven innings, a solid performance that wasn't enough to get the San Diego Padres a win. They lost 2-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night despite 10 hits, one fewer than they produced in a 9-2 defeat in the series opener. ''It was a battle on both sides,'' Cashner said. ''If a couple of ground balls go a different way, it's a different game. But I just told myself, `It's a playoff atmosphere here, and just keep making pitches. Don't get out of your game.''' Nick Vincent (3-2) took the loss, allowing two hits on nine pitches in the eighth after relieving Cashner. Cashner appreciated manager Bud Black letting him finish the seventh in front of a sellout crowd of 53,121. ''It was the biggest part of the game, and it was awesome that he showed all the confidence in me to keep going,'' he said. Cashner threw 119 pitches. ''I still thought he had a lot of bullets left,'' Black said. ''We've talked about Cash's development and where he is ...
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