Looking to extend a hot stretch just like their opponent is, the San Diego Padres likely have to generate the run support they've lacked in Andrew Cashner's recent starts to continue theirs.
Pitching well despite being winless in more than a month, Cashner tries to help visiting San Diego win its fourth straight Tuesday night while keeping the Philadelphia Phillies from their longest win streak in three months.
The Padres (65-77) finished a 5-1 homestand Sunday when Nick Hundley delivered a go-ahead, three-run double in the seventh inning in a 5-2 win over Colorado. It was the first time since June 1998 that they won three straight games despite being tied or behind in the seventh inning or later.
Now San Diego hopes to come up big at the plate for Cashner (8-8, 3.45 ERA), who is 0-3 in his last five starts despite a 2.18 ERA. The Padres dropped four of those games and totaled nine runs, including only four when Cashner was on the mound.
The right-hander has yielded two earned r...