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For second time in June, Padres win with only one hit

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SAN DIEGO -- For the second time this season, one hit was enough for the San Diego Padres.

Everth Cabrera's sacrifice fly in the fifth inning scored the game's only run, and Tommy Medica's single in the second was the lone hit for the Padres, who defeated the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 on Monday night.

San Diego got solid pitching behind rookie Jesse Hahn (4-1) and four relievers to end Cincinnati's season-high five-game winning streak.

"At the end of the day, you want to win the game," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Today, we won it with pitching."

It marked the first time since the 1965 Dodgers that a team won twice in a season by getting only one hit. The light-hitting Padres actually did it twice in one month. They defeated Pittsburgh 3-2 on June 4, with Cabrera's bunt single being the lone hit.

On Monday, it was Cabrera's flyball to center off Mat Latos (1-1) that allowed the Padres to prevail.

"I saw the ball up. He hung a slider," Cabrera said. "I was short and quick to the slider and I put a good hit on it."

But winning with one hit? Well, the struggling Padres will take it.

"It doesn't matter," Cabrera said.

Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 22nd save in as many chances for the Padres, who have a bright spot in Hahn in what has been an otherwise dark season.

"We're watching this kid develop and liking what we're seeing," Black said. "We've been impressed by his work so far."

Hahn came to the Padres in an offseason trade with Tampa Bay. He spent most of last year in Class A Charlotte as he continued to rebound from Tommy John surgery, which he had in 2010.

"I got behind in the count a couple of times to the point I was just throwing it and letting them hit it," Hahn said. "And they came up big, making some unbelievable plays out there and saving some runs."

Hahn baffled the Reds by going to his curveball in fastball situations.

"His curveball was his strike pitch," Reds manager Bryan Price said.

Latos allowed one run, a hit and a walk over seven innings in absorbing the tough-luck loss against his former team. He struck out four.

"I just felt good," Latos said. "Everything was down in the zone."

The Padres broke the scoreless tie in the fifth without the benefit of hit as Cabrera drove in Medica, who walked to open the inning and then stole the first base of his career. He took third when Cameron Maybin flied to center, then scored on Cabrera's deep fly to center.

Leaning on his slow curveball, Hahn struck out five consecutive batters in the first four innings and set his career high of nine through five innings. Over one stretch of 10 Reds put outs, nine were strikeouts.

Hahn, who threw 97 pitches, didn't allow a run, with three hits and two walks in five innings.

In the eighth inning, pinch-hitter Skip Schumaker flied deep to center with Maybin making the catch while crashing into the wall.

The Padres had only three baserunners in the game.

Medica singled and advanced to second base on a wild pitch in the second inning, but was stranded when Maybin lined out and Cabrera flied out.

Cabrera was left on base after a one-out walk in the eighth.

Notes

The Padres interviewed Logan White for their vacant general manager position. White is the Dodgers' vice president of amateur scouting. Cubs executive Jason McLeod, an ex-member of the Padres' front office, removed himself from consideration for the job. ... 2B Jedd Gyorko will have his cast removed from his left foot on Tuesday. Gyorko is out with plantar fasciitis. ... RHP Andrew Cashner (sore right shoulder) was to meet with the team's medical staff to determine if he can resume throwing. ... Reds 1B Joey Votto continues to play despite his strained left knee compromising him. "He's certainly not 100 percent," Price said. "We all know he's limited." ... Reds RHP Mike Leake (6-6, 3.41) will face Padres RHP Ian Kennedy (5-9, 4.01) on Tuesday night.

 
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After getting the Padres' only hit, Tommy Medica steals second base and later scores on two flyouts.  (Getty Images)
After getting the Padres' only hit, Tommy Medica steals second base and later scores on two flyouts. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
San Diego

J. Hahn
IP 5.0
H 3
ER 0
BB 2
K 9
Cincinnati

M. Latos
IP 7.0
H 1
ER 1
BB 1
K 4
 
Cincinnati Reds
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Billy Hamilton, CF4010030 .281
Todd Frazier, 3B3010110 .287
Joey Votto, 1B4010011 .260
   Chris Heisey, PR0000000 .216
Brandon Phillips, 2B4000022 .269
Jay Bruce, RF4000011 .241
Devin Mesoraco, C2010010 .310
Ryan Ludwick, LF3010011 .265
Zack Cozart, SS2000101 .228
Mat Latos, P2000023 .000
   a-Skip Schumaker, PH1000000 .240
   Sam LeCure, P0000000 .000
Totals29050212  
a-lined out for Latos in the 8th
Batting
2B - Devin Mesoraco (12, Thayer)
SB - Todd Frazier (12, 2nd base off Hahn/Grandal)
CS - Billy Hamilton (12, 2nd base by Hahn/Grandal)
Team LOB - 5
Cincinnati Reds
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mat Latos (L,1-1) 7111140 2.45
Sam LeCure 1000110 3.73
WP - Mat Latos (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Mat Latos 90-60, Sam LeCure 17-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mat Latos 6-11
Batters Faced - Mat Latos 23, Sam LeCure 4
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Seth Smith, RF-LF3000010 .273
Chase Headley, 3B3000000 .201
Carlos Quentin, LF3000010 .170
   Joaquin Benoit, P0000000 .000
   Will Venable, RF0000000 .193
Yasmani Grandal, C3000010 .193
Tommy Medica, 1B2110100 .263
Cameron Maybin, CF3000002 .267
Everth Cabrera, SS1001101 .218
Alexi Amarista, 2B-LF-2B3000001 .209
Jesse Hahn, P1000000 .125
   Blaine Boyer, P0000000 .000
   a-Jake Goebbert, PH1000010 .308
   Dale Thayer, P0000000 .000
   Irving Falu, 2B1000011 .000
   Huston Street, P0000000 .000
Totals2411125  
a-struck out for Boyer in the 6th
Batting
SF - Everth Cabrera (2)
RBI - Everth Cabrera (16)
SB - Tommy Medica (1, 2nd base off Latos/Mesoraco)
Team LOB - 2
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Cameron Maybin 1
DP - Maybin-Medica, Maybin-Medica-Cabrera-Medica
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jesse Hahn (W,4-1) 5300290 1.95
Blaine Boyer (H,1) 1000010 0.00
Dale Thayer (H,7) 1100000 1.80
Joaquin Benoit (H,13) 1000010 1.30
Huston Street (S,22) 1100010 0.90
HBP - Mesoraco (by Jesse Hahn)
Pitches-Strikes - Jesse Hahn 97-56, Blaine Boyer 14-10, Dale Thayer 10-8, Joaquin Benoit 16-10, Huston Street 10-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Blaine Boyer 1-1, Dale Thayer 1-2, Huston Street 1-0
Batters Faced - Jesse Hahn 19, Blaine Boyer 3, Dale Thayer 4, Joaquin Benoit 3, Huston Street 3
Game Information
Attendance - 19079
Game Time - 2:42
Temperature - 70
Umpires - Home - Victor Carapazza, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Chad Fairchild