Chicago Cubs (77-68, second in the NL Central) vs. San Diego Padres (68-77, fourth in the NL West)
San Diego; Thursday, 3 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Yu Darvish (5-6, 4.12 ERA)...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — If this was Chris Paddack's final start of 2019, he will have finished his rookie season with a brilliant performance that hurt the Chicago Cubs in their pursuit of a wild-card...
Chicago Cubs (77-67, second in the NL Central) vs. San Diego Padres (67-77, fourth in the NL West)
San Diego; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Cole Hamels (7-6, 3.95...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the Chicago Cubs playing a five-man infield, Manuel Margot was looking for a pitch up in the strike zone that he could elevate.
San Diego Padres (62-71, fourth in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (65-68, third in the NL West)
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It took just one swing by Manny Machado in the first inning to give the San Diego Padres all the runs they'd need to avoid being swept by the defending World Series champion...
Tampa Bay Rays (70-50, second in the AL East) vs. San Diego Padres (55-63, fourth in the AL West)
San Diego; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Brendan McKay (2-2, 4.55...
Tampa Bay Rays (69-50, second in the AL East) vs. San Diego Padres (55-62, fourth in the AL West)
Monday, 10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Diego Castillo (2-6, 3.50 ERA) Padres:...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres' outfielders couldn't have come through any bigger than they did in beating the staggering Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Those big, bad Los Angeles Dodgers, who had been off to a historic pace in the first half, no longer seem all that intimidating to the San Diego Padres.
San Diego Padres (44-45, fourth in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (60-31, first in the NL West)
San Diego Padres (39-40, fourth in the NL West) vs. Baltimore Orioles (22-57, fifth in the NL East)
Baltimore; Wednesday, 3 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Matt Strahm (2-6, 4.85...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Will Smith had to work around a pair of two-out hits and a seven-pitch walk in the ninth inning to keep his perfect season intact with another save.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manuel Margot stunned even his own teammates with a home run robbery in the sixth.
No such surprise when Hunter Renfroe went deep an inning later, propelling the Padres to a...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning off Kenley Jansen to give the San Diego Padres a thrilling 8-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three innings after entering in a double-switch, Greg Garcia came through in a key moment for the San Diego Padres.
Garcia hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in a six-run 10th...
PHOENIX (AP) — The San Diego Padres coughed up a big lead late, costing Pedro Avila a victory in his major league debut.
That they managed to win anyway is a testament to how this surprising...
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Padres outfielder Travis Jankowski will miss the first couple months of the season after breaking a bone in his right wrist while diving to catch a fly ball against...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manuel Margot made sure the woeful San Diego Padres finished the season on a positive note and the deflated Arizona Diamondbacks went into the offseason lamenting one more game that got away.
Margot scored on a dropped third strike in the 10th inning, two innings after he was erased at the plate by being too aggressive, and the Padres beat the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Sunday.
"I had to score no matter what," Margot said. "When I saw no one was at home, I went for it."
MILWAUKEE (AP) — San Diego rookie Franmil Reyes is getting less of a kick at the plate these days. The Padres are OK with that.
Reyes homered for the second straight game and doubled in the go-ahead runs off All-Star Josh Hader as the Padres overcome an early deficit and beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-5 Tuesday night.
Manuel Margot homered, tripled, singled and drove in five runs for San Diego. Reyes, called up Saturday after two earlier stints with the Padres, also added a single.
CHICAGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres may be at the bottom of the National League, but Austin Hedges is at the top of his game.
Hedges hit a go-ahead, three-run homer, Robbie Erlin pitched two-hit ball over five innings in a spot start and the Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Thursday night to end a season-high, seven-game losing streak.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — If he keeps pitching this well, Derek Rodriguez will be in the discussion for the NL Rookie of the Year Award.
"That would be one thing that my dad never got, so that would be nice," Rodridguez, the son of Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez, said after pitching seven strong innings in the San Francisco Giants' 3-2, 10-inning victory against the staggering San Diego Padres on Tuesday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks showed up with a purpose on Friday, a day after blowing a five-run lead and losing to the Chicago Cubs.
Zack Greinke won his seventh straight decision by holding San Diego to three hits in seven innings, and Steven Souza Jr. had the big hit in the six-run third that carried the Diamondbacks to a 6-2 victory.
NEW YORK (AP) — First with his bat and then with his brain, Devin Mesoraco gave the New York Mets a big lift Tuesday night.
The veteran catcher hit an early three-run double and made a heads-up play on defense that sent Zack Wheeler and the Mets to a 6-3 victory over the San Diego Padres.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Musgrove had quite the homecoming at Petco Park.
Pitching in front of at least 75 friends and family members, the right-hander tossed seven shutout innings against his hometown team and Jody Mercer homered to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-3 victory over the sloppy San Diego Padres on Friday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers left-hander Mike Minor had his perfect-game bid ended when San Diego's Eric Hosmer singled with one out in the seventh inning Wednesday night.
Minor cruised through six perfect innings on just 70 pitches. The closest San Diego had come to a hit was Jose Pirela's sharp grounder to the left side in the fifth inning. Shortstop Elvis Andrus went deep in the hole to field it, and his long throw narrowly nabbed Pirela.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Padres manager Andy Green is trying not to get too excited about San Diego's run of success. His players seem to be enjoying it, though.
Eric Lauer carried a shutout into the sixth inning, Manuel Margot had three hits and the Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Wednesday night to win their fifth straight series.
San Diego has won 11 of 15 games, including five of its last seven. It's the first time the Padres have won five consecutive series since 2010.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Matt Szczur doesn't get many chances at the plate. So, he didn't waste his opportunity with the game on the line Wednesday night.
Szczur hit a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh inning and San Diego's bullpen pitched four scoreless innings to lift the Padres past the Washington Nationals 2-1.
Padres manager Andy Green penciled in Szczur against lefty starter Gio Gonzalez and it paid off.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Showing some fight seems to be a good thing for the rebuilding San Diego Padres.
While awaiting word on punishment from MLB for their brawl Wednesday with the Colorado Rockies, the Padres vowed not to get pushed around by anyone.
After five Padres batters were hit in six games against the Rockies this season, including Manuel Margot taking a fastball to the ribs Tuesday night and going on the disabled list, the Padres felt enough was enough.
DENVER (AP) — The San Diego Padres have placed outfielder Manuel Margot on the 10-day disabled list with bruised ribs.
Margot left in the ninth inning on Tuesday after getting hit by a fastball from Colorado reliever Scott Oberg. Manager Andy Green said Wednesday before the game that he's hoping Margot feels better in four or five days and can resume taking some swings.
The 23-year-old Margot is hitting .159 with one homer and three RBIs this season.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It's almost as if Clayton Kershaw hadn't been away at all.
The Los Angeles ace was sharp in his first start in five weeks, holding the San Diego Padres to two infield singles in six innings in a 1-0 victory Friday night that snapped the Dodgers' season-high five-game losing streak.
Kershaw (16-2) hadn't started since July 23, when he was pulled after two innings with a strained lower back that landed him on the disabled list.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luis Perdomo went from on the ropes to the winner's circle for the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
Manuel Margot and Jabari Blash homered to back Perdomo's six innings of solid pitching as the Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3.
Perdomo (7-8) settled in after his pitch count climbed as he wiggled from jams in the first two innings.
"You could see that he was on the edge," Padres manager Andy Green said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The win total may not be where the San Diego Padres would like, though they have shown some power this season.
Baseball's top team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, got a firsthand look at that Friday, when the Padres hit three solo home runs in a 4-3 victory.
Manuel Margot homered twice and Jose Pirela hit a tiebreaking drive in the eighth to push San Diego's record to 51-64.