The Phillies’ three-game winning streak came to an end in a lopsided 8-2 loss to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
Hard-throwing right-hander Andrew Cashner pitched 7 2/3 dominant innings for the win.
The Phillies had just two hits entering the eighth inning. They had five in the final two innings and were out-hit, 13-7, for the night.
San Diego has won four in a row.
Starting pitching report
Tyler Cloyd pitched four-plus innings -- he did not get an out in the fifth -- and allowed nine hits and seven runs. Cloyd is 2-4.
Cashner had five 1-2-3 innings. He allowed four hits and a walk while striking out seven. Cashner is 9-8.
Hard-throwing right-hander Ethan Martin, moved to the bullpen after struggling as a starter, saw his first work as a reliever. He needed just 10 pitches -- all strikes -- to get through a perfect sixth inning.
Dale Thayer and Brad Brach had trouble closing the door on the Phillies. Luke Gregerson got the final three outs.
At the plate
Cody Asche provided the Phillies’ first run run with a solo homer in the fifth. It came on a 2-2 changeup.
Chase Utley had a double in the fourth. Kevin Frandsen doubled in the ninth.
Jedd Gyorko and Chase Headley both had three hits for San Diego. Headley, Ronny Cedeno and Rene Rivera all drove in two runs.
Catcher Cameron Rupp made his first big-league start. He beat out a slow roller in the eighth for his first big-league hit. Rupp stumbled to the ground as he reached first base and received a nice ovation from the crowd.
The paid attendance was 29,242.
Roy Halladay hasn’t been feeling well, so he will move back a day and pitch Thursday night. Domonic Brown, recovering from a sore right Achilles tendon, is ramping up his rehab (see story).
Lefties Cliff Lee (12-6, 3.01) and Eric Stults (8-13, 4.07) are the pitchers in Wednesday night’s game.