San Diego Padres rally back to defeat the Nationals in 11 innings


San Diego, CA- Andrew Cashner returned to the mound for the San Diego Padres tonight, as they rallied back to defeat the Washington Nationals 4-3 in 11 innings saturday night.

With the game tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the 11th Cameron Maybin would single to right off reliever Craig Stammen to score Chase Headley and give the Padres a 4-3 win.

The Padres scored the games first runs in the bottom of the fourth on RBI doubles by Chase Headley and Cameron Maybin to give the Padres a 2-0 lead.

The Padres were down to their final out in the bottom of the ninth down 3-2, until Yonder Alonso homered to tie the game off Nationals closer Rafael Soriano to send the game to extra innings.

Andrew Cashner was dominant for the Padres in his return, allowing no runs on two hits and five strikeouts in 6 innings of work. Cashner retired the final 16 batters he faced and lowered his ERA on the season to 2.13. Cashner had been on the disabled list since mid-May with a sore right elbow.

Nick Vincent would relieve Cashner in the seventh and would surrender the Padres lead. Adam LaRoche score on an RBI double by Ryan Zimmerman off Vincent to cut the Padres lead to 2-1. Ian Desmond would give the Nationals the lead with a two-run home run off Nick Vincent to give the Nationals the lead 3-2.

With the win the Padres even the series with the Nationals at a game a piece and look to win the series today in game three of the three game series.