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Cashner in midst of dominant run on mound

Cashner in midst of dominant run on mound

SAN DIEGO -- With a 1.27 ERA and zero clunkers after four starts, few pitchers have as much momentum as right-hander Andrew Cashner does right now. Each start, it seems, energizes everything around him -- from the dugout to the standing ovations he's received at Petco Park.

"From center field, I got to see the frustration of some of the [Rockies' batters]," Chris Denorfia of Cashner's strong outing on Wednesday. "He's really coming into his own as something special."

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The numbers are stacking up to support Denorfia and everyone else who feels that way.

Over his past 10 starts dating back to Aug. 19, Cashner owns a 0.99 ERA and is holding opponents to a .175 batting average while surrendering two earned runs or fewer in 10 consecutive starts. That is the third-longest active streak in the Majors behind the Dodgers' Zack Greinke (15) and the Marlins' Jose Fernandez (13).

The streak is also the fourth longest in Padres franchise history -- and the longest since Mat Latos went 15 consecutive starts from June 10-Sept. 7, 2010.

Scott Miller is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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