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.
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 Colorad...