PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Williams' patience paid off.
Williams hit a tiebreaking solo homer as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
Scott Kingery homered for the first time in his career and Rhys Hoskins also went deep for the Phillies.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kevin Quackenbush's full beard needed a little attention considering he had gone since spring training in February without a trim.
Mark McGwire decided on the fly to get his hair cut upon arriving to work last week at AT&T Park, something unheard of during his old slugging days.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With All-Star catcher Buster Posey getting a break after logging nearly five hours behind the plate a day earlier, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy knew he would have to lean heavily on Nick Hundley.
With one swing in the 12th inning, Hundley provided the Giants with far more than they expected from the veteran backup.
Hundley singled in Kelby Tomlinson with two outs in the 12th, lifting San Francisco to a 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday.
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.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eric Sogard reached San Diego and all but grabbed a surfboard.
"You just got to try and ride the wave," the shortstop said.
Sogard had his second four-hit game in three days and drove in three runs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Thursday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Right-hander Jarred Cosart was put on the 10-day disabled list by the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, a day after he was hurt during a loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Cozart was injured while running the bases. He attempted to pitch after getting hurt but left in the fourth inning.
Right-hander Kevin Quackenbush was recalled from Triple-A El Paso.
ATLANTA (AP) — The San Diego Padres have activated right-hander Trevor Cahill from the 10-day disabled list and optioned right-hander Kevin Quackenbush to Triple-A El Paso.
Cahill is scheduled to start in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves.
Cahill allowed three runs, two earned, in 5 2/3 innings in his only start of the season, a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, on April 5. He was placed on the disabled list the following day with a lower back strain.
ATLANTA (AP) — The San Diego Padres have reinstated catcher Hector Sanchez from the seven-day concussion disabled list and recalled right-hander Kevin Quackenbush from Triple-A El Paso.
Sanchez, who is expected to share time with Austin Hedges and Luis Torrens, and Quackenbush are with the team for Friday night's game at Atlanta. Sanchez started and left a game at the Dodgers on April 6 after taking a foul ball off his face mask.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It just so happens Jake Smith earned his first major league win against his old Giants franchise, the one that found him on the grounds crew at Class A Augusta, gave him a tryout and, eventually, a place on the team.
Smith capitalized for San Diego when his name got called Tuesday night for a key late inning facing San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ryan Schimpf hit a go-ahead three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Francisco Giants' bullpen gave up a lead and chance to gain ground on the division-leading Dodgers in a 6-4 loss to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Schimpf homered, Clayton Richard pitched seven innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Saturday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Schimpf homered in the fourth inning off Jose Urena (2-5). Schimpf also homered Friday night and has 16 this season.
Richard (1-3) allowed eight hits and walked one. He struck out three and threw 63 of 94 pitches for strikes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Schimpf extended San Diego's franchise-record run of games with a home run with a second-inning blast off Washington's Max Scherzer on Saturday.
It was all the Padres would get against the Nationals.
Pinch-hitter Stephen Drew's game-ending RBI triple off reliever Kevin Quackenbush in the ninth gave Washington a 3-2 victory.
Anthony Rendon opened the bottom off the ninth with a single off Quackenbush (6-4). Drew entered with one out...