Recap: San Diego vs. Cincinnati
07/01/2014 1:15 AM
07/01/2014 1:40 AM
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - For the second time this season, one hit was enough for the Padres to win a game.
Jesse Hahn had a career-high nine strikeouts over five innings to win his fourth straight start, and Everth Cabrera's sacrifice fly in the fifth inning accounted for the game's only run in San Diego's 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Cabrera's bunt single in the first inning was the lone hit in San Diego's 3-2 home win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 4.
On Monday, the Padres recorded their only hit in the second, a single by Tommy Medica off Mat Latos.
The only other time a team won two games in one season in which they had just one hit was the Dodgers in 1965.
"That's what makes baseball a great game and in this case a painful game," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "We didn't put too much pressure on them offensively and they were able to get the job done."
Hahn (4-1), who allowed three hits and two walks in his fifth major league appearance, lowered his ERA to 1.95. Since being recalled from Double-A San Antonio for the second time this season on June 14, he has pitched to a 4-0 record with a 0.75 ERA.
Latos (1-1), who spent the first three seasons of his major league career with the Padres before being traded to the Reds, walked one and had four strikeouts over seven innings.
The Reds, who had five hits, had their season-high five-game winning streak broken.
Joey Votto singled to start the ninth against Huston Street, but Brandon Phillips struck out. Jay Bruce grounded into a double play to secure Street's 22nd save in as many opportunities this season.
The Padres were helped out by Cameron Maybin's defense in center field. He made a sliding, shoestring catch in the first and doubled Todd Frazier off first base to end the inning. Pinch-hitter Skip Schumaker hit a deep fly ball to start the eighth, but Maybin dashed to the warning track to make the over- the-shoulder grab.
"It's tough to reconstruct an inning to say what could have happened," said Padres manager Bud Black, who celebrated his 57th birthday Monday. "When you make them it's a big sigh of relief. Per our scouting charts and our spray charts, you never know where the ball is going to be hit."
The game's only run came in the fifth. Medica walked, stole second and went to third on Maybin's fly ball to left. Cabrera then lofted a sacrifice fly to center fielder Billy Hamilton.
Devin Mesoraco doubled with one out in the seventh. Dale Thayer, who started the inning on the mound, retired Ryan Ludwick on a fly to right. Zack Cozart then delivered a sinking line drive to left, but Carlos Quentin charged in to make a sliding catch.
Joaquin Benoit retired the side in order in the top of the eighth.
The Reds wasted a good scoring opportunity early when Latos struck out with the bases loaded to conclude the top of the second.
Hahn had a stretch of seven consecutive outs recorded via strikeout from the final out of the second through the end of the fourth inning. He is the first Padres pitcher since Jake Peavy on August 27, 2007 against Arizona to record seven straight outs via strikeout. Hahn is the first Padres rookie pitcher to accomplish the feat since at least the start of the 1974 season.
"I was just on page with Yasmani (Grandal). He gave me some good signs in some situations and I executed the pitches," Hahn said.
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