SAN DIEGO - Andrew Cashner tossed a four-hitter and Jedd Gyorko homered for the second consecutive game as the San Diego Padres rolled to a 5-0 victory over the Miami Marlins before an announced crowd of 14,596 at Petco Park on Monday night.
Gyorko, who went 2-for-4 and launched an upper-deck homer to left in Sunday's win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, homered for the third time this season in the third inning on a 1-0 pitch from former Padre Wade LeBlanc (0-5). LeBlanc, who was facing the Padres for the first time since being traded in 2011, gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits in five innings. He struck out three and walked three.
Cashner (2-2) blanked the Marlins for a career-best 7 1/3 innings, giving up four hits and three walks and striking out three. He retired 13 of the final 15 batters he faced. Cashner experienced trouble in the third, when the Marlins loaded the bases. But the right-hander struck out Justin Ruggiano to exit the jam.
San Diego third baseman Chase Headley went 2-for-4 with an RBI and extended his hitting streak to 11 games.
The Padres (14-18) have won nine of their last 12 games. The loss ended a two-game winning streak for the Marlins (10-23).
The Padres got a run in the first on a Miami error. Cleanup hitter Carlos Quentin hit an infield popup that catcher Rob Brantly misplayed. That allowed Everth Cabrera, who walked and stole second, to score from second for a 1-0 San Diego lead with two outs.
Gyorko led off the second inning with a solo home run, which traveled an estimated 413 feet to center, to make the score 2-0.
In the fourth inning, consecutive RBI singles to right by Chris Denorfia and Cabrera with two outs increased the Padres' margin to 4-0.
NOTES: Miami right fielder Marcell Ozuna, who made his Major League debut last Tuesday against the Mets, had 11 hits in six games entering Monday's contest. He was hitting .478 with a home run and four RBIs during the six-game hitting streak. Ozuna went 0-for-4 Monday... LeBlanc pitched for the Padres from 2008 until 2011, when he was traded to the Marlins for catcher John Baker. ... Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria became the fourth player in franchise history to drive in seven runs in a game during Sunday's 14-2 romp over the Phillies. Cody Ross, Gary Sheffield and Greg Colbrunn are the others. ... The Marlins swept the Padres during their lone visit to Petco Park last season.