- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 1, 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) - 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 just 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 Single-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.

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