Arenado, CarGo each collect two base knocks; Morales allows three runs

By Cash Kruth / | 3/10/2014 7:10 P.M. ET

Nolan Arenado went 2-for-2, but the Rockies couldn’t manage a run against the Padres. (Chris Carlson/AP)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner continued his Cactus League shutout streak and second baseman Ryan Jackson homered to lead San Diego to a 5-0 win over the Rockies on Monday at Salt River Fields.


Cashner, the Padres’ projected Opening Day starter, ran his Spring Training scoreless-innings streak to nine by tossing four shutout frames, scattering five hits and striking out one.

“He had good velocity and good movement to his two-seamer,” said Padres manager Bud Black of Cashner, who got nine ground-ball outs with the pitch. “He did a good job keeping the ball down with his two-seamer.”

San Diego scored three runs off Rockies left-hander Franklin Morales in the second, as Alex Castellanos began the rally with a single in his first Padres at-bat since being claimed off waivers Thursday from the Rangers.

Franklin Morales allowed three runs in the game

Franklin Morales allowed three runs in the game

Jackson followed with a two-run homer to left, while catcher Rene Rivera doubled, advanced to third on Cashner’s single and scored on a wild pitch.

“I threw a lot of strikes, made my pitches,” Morales said. “Sometimes you miss your pitch, and that’s when you get hit.”

Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal was 1-for-2 in his Cactus League debut coming off last season’s ACL injury, while first baseman/outfielder Tommy Medica continued his torrid spring by going 1-for-3.

The Rockies got two hits a piece from left fielder Carlos Gonzalez and third baseman Nolan Arenado, while first baseman Justin Morneau was 0-for-2 in his first action of the spring.