Toronto Blue Jays (34-58, fourth in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (58-31, first in the AL East)
New York; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Clayton Richard (1-5,...
TORONTO (AP) — Backed by an offensive barrage, Blue Jays left-hander Clayton Richard had a relatively easy time ending the longest losing streak of his career.
Kansas City Royals (29-55, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (31-53, fourth in the AL East)
Toronto; Monday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Glenn Sparkman (2-3,...
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have homered for the 28th straight game, breaking a major league record.
And they wasted no time setting the mark Tuesday night.
Toronto Blue Jays (29-50, fourth in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (50-28, first in the AL East)
New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Clayton Richard (0-3,...
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Angels seek series sweep over Toronto
Los Angeles Angels (38-37, fourth in the AL West) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (26-48, fourth in the AL East)
Toronto; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Jose Suarez (2-1, 4.50...
Houston seeks series sweep against Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays (25-45, fourth in the AL East) vs. Houston Astros (48-23, first in the AL West)
Houston; Sunday, 2 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Trent Thornton (1-5, 4.78...
Valdez expected to start as Houston hosts Toronto
Toronto Blue Jays (25-44, fourth in the AL East) vs. Houston Astros (47-23, first in the AL West)
Houston; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Clayton Richard (0-2,...
Arizona looks for series sweep against Blue Jays
Arizona Diamondbacks (33-32, third in the NL West) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (23-41, fourth in the NL East)
Toronto; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Robbie Ray (4-3,...
New York Yankees (38-20, first in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (21-38, fourth in the AL East)
Toronto; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka (3-4, 3.20...
Toronto Blue Jays (21-33, fourth in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (32-19, second in the AL East)
TORONTO (AP) — Edwin Jackson was acquired by Toronto from Oakland for $30,000 on Saturday and would set a record by pitching for 14 major league teams when he makes his Blue Jays debut.
MONTREAL (AP) — With opening day fast approaching, the Toronto Blue Jays filled a hole in their rotation.
The team added Trent Thornton to the group, giving the 25-year-old right-hander a...
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Stroman has been picked to start the Toronto Blue Jays' opener against the visiting Detroit Tigers on March 28.
The 27-year-old struggled last season, going 4-9...
Padres to pay Blue Jays $1.5M in Clayton Richard trade
TORONTO (AP) — The San Diego Padres will pay Toronto $1.5 million on Aug. 15 as part of last weekend's trade that sent left-hander Clayton Richard to the Blue Jays for Canadian outfielder Connor Panas.
That cash will cover half of Richard's $3 million base salary in the final season of a $6 million, two-year contract.
Blue Jays acquire left-hander Richard from Padres
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays acquired left-handed pitcher Clayton Richard and cash considerations from the San Diego Padres on Sunday for Canadian outfielder Connor Panas.
The 35-year-old Richard was 7-11 with a 5.33 earned-run average in 27 starts for San Diego last season. He is 68-79 with a 4.46 ERA in 10 seasons in the majors with the Padres and Chicago White Sox and Cubs, with a National League-best 60.3 ground-ball percentage over the last four years.
Padres sign Kinsler to $8 million deal, DFA Richard
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ian Kinsler finalized an $8 million, two-year contract Thursday with the San Diego Padres, who cleared space on the 40-man roster by designating veteran left-hander Clayton Richard for assignment.
It's expected that Kinsler will play second base, allowing rookie Luis Urias to play shortstop until top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. arrives in the big leagues sometime during the 2019 season.
NEW YORK (AP) — The San Diego Padres shuffled their rotation and were set to start Joey Lucchesi in the series opener at the New York Mets.
Eric Lauer was pushed back a day and will start Tuesday. Clayton Richard, the third straight left-hander, starts Wednesday's series finale.
Padres manager Andy Green said his plan always had been to start Lucchesi and attributed the mix-up to miscommunication with the club's public relations department.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eric Hosmer's first single barely stayed fair and never made it past third base. His second was a little crisper and gave the Padres a little cushion in the ninth inning.
It also assured Clayton Richard's career-best winning streak stayed intact.
Hosmer reached base three times, Richard pitched three-hit ball over six innings for his fourth consecutive win and San Diego beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Friday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Clayton Richard says the San Diego Padres now have enough punch to make late-game comebacks.
That offense has the Padres playing like they can escape last place in the NL West.
Hunter Renfroe hit a go-ahead, two-run single in San Diego's five-run seventh inning, Freddy Galvis had a three-run homer and went 5 for 5, and the Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 on Friday night.
MIAMI (AP) — Sure, Clayton Richard has thought about throwing the first no-hitter in Padres' history.
He gave it good try Sunday.
Richard became the latest San Diego pitcher to flirt with a no-hitter, losing his bid with two outs in the seventh inning during a 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins.
"You look at ifs, whats, and maybes, it's not worth it," Richard said. "It's part of the game."
MIAMI (AP) — Clayton Richard of the San Diego Padres has lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins.
Miguel Rojas grounded a clean single up the middle to spoil Richard's try Sunday at Marlins Park.
The Padres are the only team in the majors that has never pitched a no-hitter. They joined the big leagues in 1969.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — After beating up on the other last-place teams in the NL last week, the San Diego Padres kept rolling when they opened a series against the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves.
Cory Spangenberg homered and tripled, Raffy Lopez had a homer among his career-high three hits and Eric Hosmer and Franmil Reyes also went deep to lead San Diego over the Braves 11-4 on Monday night. Clayton Richard (4-6) pitched seven strong innings.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clayton Richard's plan was simple.
After the San Diego Padres gave him a three-run lead in the first inning, Richard decided to attack the zone early and often. It worked.
Richard (3-5) allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings, Christian Villanueva homered and drove in two runs, and the Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 on Saturday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — After a slow start to his season that included four straight losses, 34-year-old Clayton Richard is looking strong for the San Diego Padres.
DeGrom, Cabrera lead Mets to 5-1 victory against Padres
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The New York Mets gave Jacob deGrom a one-run lead right away and the big right-hander made it stand up until Asdrubal Cabrera added on with an impressive home run.
DeGrom held San Diego to five hits in 7 1/3 innings to win for the first time in four starts and Cabrera hit a three-run homer to lead the Mets to a 5-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
DeGrom (3-0) snapped a string of three straight no-decisions. He struck out eight and walked three.
Ross hits, pitches Padres to 5-1 win over Giants
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The old Tyson Ross is back, which is a good thing for the San Diego Padres.
Ross hit an RBI single with the bases loaded to snap a scoreless tie in the fifth and pitched six-plus strong innings to lead the Padres to a 5-1 victory against the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.
Stratton shuts down Padres on 1 hit in Giants’ 7-0 win
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chris Stratton is the San Francisco Giants' de facto No. 1 starter because of injuries, and boy did he pitch like it Thursday night.
Stratton and reliever Derek Law combined on a one-hitter in shutting down the San Diego Padres 7-0.
Stratton allowed San Diego's only hit, a one-out single in the third inning by pitcher Clayton Richard, who was pinch-hitting for starter Bryan Mitchell. Richard was doubled off after Franchy Cordero lined out to shortstop.
Richards homers, helps pitch Padres over Rockies 7-6
DENVER (AP) — Pitcher Clayton Richard's no-doubt, three-run homer that reached the second deck at Coors Field helped the San Diego Padres withstand Carlos Gonzalez's disputed home run for the Colorado Rockies.
Richard connected for his third career homer as part of a five-run fourth inning in San Diego's 7-6 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The rebuilding San Diego Padres won't be hurting for veteran presence when they open the season Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — San Diego Padres right-hander Dinelson Lamet left Sunday's spring training start with an elbow injury, possibly jeopardizing his chance to pitch this week in the regular season.
Padres manager Andy Green said he didn't have a medical update on Lamet's condition after an 11-7 loss to Seattle.
"Hopefully he's not out for long, but usually when you walk off the mound and your elbow hurts, it's not a good thing," Green said.
Pleased with Ryan Braun’s work at first base this spring, the Milwaukee Brewers will push forward with a plan to occasionally start the longtime outfielder at the position this season, primarily against left-handed pitchers.
Milwaukee, 18-9 in the Cactus League following a 4-3 loss to the Cubs on Friday, will face southpaw Clayton Richard of the Padres on Opening Day on Thursday in San Diego.
Padres sign lefty Richard to 2-year contract extension
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The rebuilding San Diego Padres have extended the contract of left-hander Clayton Richard through the 2019 season.
Richard, 34, is the oldest player on the team, which doesn't envision being competitive until 2019 or 2020.
Richard is 7-14 with a 4.82 ERA and has thrown 185 innings.
General manager A.J. Preller said Wednesday that Richard wanted to remain with the Padres, and that his veteran presence in a clubhouse full of young players is valuable.
Fowler Ks with bases loaded in 9th, Cards lose to Padres 3-0
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Clayton Richard got the better of Lance Lynn in a rematch of an Indiana high school playoff game from 14 years ago, and Brad Hand just narrowly made sure the result held.
Dexter Fowler struck out against Hand with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, capping the San Diego Padres' 3-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
Stanton hits No 50 to help Marlins beat Padres 6-2
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit his 50th home run to break an eighth-inning tie, helping the Miami Marlins sweep the San Diego Padres with a 6-2 victory on Sunday.
Stanton became the first National League player to reach 50 homers since Prince Fielder hit 50 for Milwaukee in 2007. Stanton's 17th homer in August tied him for the second-most in MLB history in the month, behind Rudy York's 18 in 1937.
Solarte drives in career-best 6 runs, Padres beat Cards 12-4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yangervis Solarte ended his RBI drought with a barrage of timely hits.
Solarte homered and drove in a career-high six runs, Austin Hedges also went deep and the San Diego Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 12-4 on Tuesday night.
Richard shutout, Myers 3 SBs in inning, Padres top Phils 3-0
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Padres' Clayton Richard took a shutout into the ninth inning for the second time this season. Unlike when he was disappointed with his earlier chance, Richard sealed the deal against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
Richard pitched a three-hitter for his first shutout since 2012 and Wil Myers stole three bases in an inning as the Padres beat the Phillies 3-0 for a three-game sweep.
Wood, 3 relievers combine on 3-hitter in Padres’ win
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Travis Wood settled in quickly with the San Diego Padres.
Acquired Monday in a six-player trade with Kansas City, Wood picked up on the energy of a young team that plays hard — even if it is mired in fourth place in the NL West — and got reacquainted with former teammates with the Chicago Cubs, Clayton Richard and Matt Szczur.
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo thrived in the leadoff spot again for the Chicago Cubs. However, it was his collision with San Diego catcher Austin Hedges on a play at home that had the Padres fuming.
Willson Contreras hit a tying home run, Javier Baez scored the winning run on an error and Wade Davis worked out of a ninth-inning jam to lead the Cubs past the Padres 3-2 Monday night.
Richard, Cordero lead Padres past slumping Reds 6-2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — When manager Andy Green came to the mound in the eighth inning, Clayton Richard thought his outing was over.
Richard stayed in the game, however — and nearly finished it.
The left-hander carried a shutout into the ninth and Franchy Cordero homered twice as the San Diego Padres beat the slumping Cincinnati Reds 6-2 on Tuesday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Iannetta wasn't sure what to make of the lineup card when he looked at it before Thursday's game and saw he was batting second. Then he realized he was hitting in front of All-Star Paul Goldschmidt and knew he would see some pitches to hit.
Iannetta hit them and then some.
The veteran catcher drove in a career-high seven runs with a home run and two doubles, and the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the San Diego Padres 15-3 on Thursday to finish a three-game sweep.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg struck out a career-high 15 while allowing three hits over seven innings to lead the Washington Nationals over the Padres 3-0 on Saturday.
Strasburg (6-1) also singled and scored Washington's first run on Bryce Harper's third-inning grounder while Michael A. Taylor hit a two-run homer for the second consecutive game. Matt Albers and Koda Glover provided hitless relief, with Glover getting his fifth save.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Blown out in their previous two games and losers of five straight overall, the rebuilding San Diego Padres desperately needed a strong performance from Clayton Richard.
The 33-year-old lefty came through with one of the best outings of his career, a five-hitter that helped the Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Sunday.
"It was a big lift for what we've been through the last number of days," manager Andy Green said.