Andy Hawkins allowed one run in seven innings to raise his record to 11-0 and the San Diego Padres scored four times in the eighth off Mario Soto to beat the Reds, 5-3, yesterday in Cincinnati.
Hawkins, tied with Joaquin Andujar for most wins in the majors, set a team record by earning his 11th victory without a loss. He surpassed reliever Butch Metzger's 1976 mark.
"It was a real big challenge," Hawkins said. "Everyone knows Mario Soto. I figured if we're both on, there's not going to be a whole lot of runs scored, and the first guy to make a mistake is going to get beat . . . I'm getting into trouble, but I've gotten out of it so far. To sit back and say it's all me, you're crazy."
Hawkins gave up eight hits, walked six and struck out two in his 12th start of the season. With the victory, San Diego increased its National League West lead over second-place Cincinnati to 3 1/2 games.
The Padres broke a 1-1 tie in the eighth. Soto (8-4) got the first two outs before giving up singles to Steve Garvey and Terry Kennedy. The runners advanced on catcher Alan Knicely's passed ball, and Garvey scored on Soto's wild pitch. Kevin McReynolds, Carmelo Martinez and Garry Templeton then hit RBI singles.
The Reds' Pete Rose had two singles, leaving him 48 hits shy of breaking Ty Cobb's all-time mark of 4,191.