MLB: San Diego 2, Pittsburgh 0

Sept. 16, 2013 at 9:49 PM

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Andrew Cashner spun a one-hit shutout Monday, hurling the San Diego Padres to a 2-0 whitewash of pennant-contending Pittsburgh.

Cashner (10-8) faced the minimum 27 batters in the 97-pitch gem, taking a perfect game into the seventh inning before Jose Tabata led off with a single -- the only base runner Pittsburgh could muster in the contest.

The right-hander struck out seven in posting his first career shutout as San Diego took the opener of a four-game series.

Wil Venable and Jed Gyorko each supplied a seventh-inning RBI single to break a scoreless tie.

Pittsburgh's A.J. Burnett (8-11) was tagged with the loss, surrendering the two runs on six hits in a 6 2/3-inning effort. He walked three and struck out eight.

The Pirates came into the contest tied with St. Louis atop the National League Central.

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