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5 hrs ago | Los Angeles Dodgers

Kershaw steps in on regular rest for Greinke

Now that Cameron Maybin has returned from the restricted list, Padres manager Bud Black has plenty of outfield options to chose from before each game.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cameron Maybin, Baseball Players, Rymer Liriano, Yangervis Solarte, Jake Goebbert, Tommy Medica

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Viva El Birdos

Why is Trevor Rosenthal struggling as the St. Louis Cardinals closer?

With the St. Louis Cardinals leading the San Diego Padres 7-4 in Sunday's series finale, manager Mike Matheny called on closer Trevor Rosenthal in the top of the ninth.

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Related Topix: Sports, Trevor Rosenthal, St. Louis Cardinals, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Rymer Liriano

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Gaslamp Ball

SD6, STL7: Padres Unable to Claw Back

In an extremely rocky start for Despaigne the Friars try to pull together and split the series, falling short at the last second.

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Related Topix: Sports, Yangervis Solarte, Baseball Players, Jake Goebbert, San Diego Padres, Major League Baseball

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Wainwright continues to search for rhythm, even in 15th win

Apart from Seth Smith's single, the Cardinal ace was dominant. Five strikeouts, one hit and no free passes on just 51 pitches.

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Related Topix: Sports, Matt Carpenter, Baseball Players, Jake Goebbert, Yangervis Solarte, Jedd Gyorko

Sat Aug 16, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Cards' Miller faces welcome foe in PadresCards' Miller faces welcome...

The bad news for St. Louis Cardinals hurler Shelby Miller is that he has just one victory over his last 11 starts.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, Shelby Miller, St. Louis Cardinals, Jesse Hahn

Gaslamp Ball

SD2, STL4: Late Effort Ain't Enough

A bit less of an anticlimactic finish and a game much lighter on the theatrics for today's evening rubbermatch.

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Related Topix: Sports, St. Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball, Matt Adams, Baseball Players, Jace Peterson, Pat Neshek, San Diego Padres

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Major League Baseball

Lynn earns win No. 13 as Cardinals top Padres

Padres All-Star starter Tyson Ross held the Cardinals without an extra-base hit on Friday, but he provided enough other favors to nevertheless help the Cardinals to a 4-2 win in front of 42,662 at Busch Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jon Jay, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, Matt Adams, Kolten Wong, Major League Baseball

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Gaslamp Ball

SD3, STL4: Terrible Call Ends Streak

Before we get into the garbage calls, the nonsense umpiring, and the basic lack of common sense, let's look at what lead up to the anticlimactic finisher of tonight's hard-fought loss.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, Tony Cruz, Shane Robinson, Eric Stults

Viva El Birdos

Series Preview: Cardinals vs Padres, August 14-17

Before the Cardinals played the Padres at the end of July, I wrote that the Padres had a historically bad offense.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Tommy Medica, Jedd Gyorko, Chase Headley, Yonder Alonso, St. Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball

Mon Aug 11, 2014

SanLuisObispo.com

Solarte's 2-run homer lifts Padres to 4-3 win

Solarte's third shot with the Padres, and ninth overall this season, came an inning after Colorado's Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer to give the Rockies a 3-1 lead.

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Related Topix: Sports, Yangervis Solarte, Baseball Players, San Diego Padres, Major League Baseball, Corey Dickerson, Abraham Almonte, Jesse Hahn

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Albany Times Union

Morton starts strong but falters in Pirates' loss

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton throws against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Pittsburgh.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Charlie Morton, Everth Cabrera, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, San Diego Padres

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Strong start by Worley leads to happy ending

Thanks to Vance Worley's strong start, the Pirates won their third game in a row, a 2-1 victory against the San Diego Padres at PNC Park Friday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Everth Cabrera, Gregory Polanco

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Gaslamp Ball

The Outfield Dilemma: Fifth Weekly Update

It's been a while since I last did one of these posts, 23 days to be exact. I was visiting family, and they decided a week of sitting on the couch and doing nothing was enough, so they forced me to spend time with them.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cameron Maybin, Baseball Players, Chris Denorfia, Abraham Almonte, San Diego Padres, Major League Baseball

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Preview: Padres at Twins

The Minnesota Twins will try to carry a sudden offensive surge into the opener of a two-game series at home against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, Minnesota Twins, San Diego Padres, Baseball Players, Danny Santana, Tommy Medica

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Talking Chop

Braves lose 4-3, drop sixth straight

On the tv show The Wire, Steve Earle's character describes how a drug addict cannot begin to recover until he hits his bottom.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Anthony Varvaro, Everth Cabrera, Aaron Harang, Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Venable, Stauffer representing old guard

Based not on tenure, but happenstance, their lockers are right next to each other in the Padres clubhouse at Petco Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Tim Stauffer, Nick Hundley, Chase Headley

Talking Chop

Braves Daily News Digest: 8/3

Yesterday was an incredibly sad day in Braves history, as legendary announcer Pete Van Wieren died at the age of 69 after a long battle with cancer.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Mike Minor, Craig Kimbrel, Jason Heyward, Jordan Schafer, Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball

Sat Aug 02, 2014

The State

Recap: San Diego vs. Atlanta

Will Venable drove in the winning run with a single in the 12th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves in the second of a three-game set.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Everth Cabrera, San Diego Padres, Major League Baseball, Freddie Freeman, Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Medica's 5 hits pace Padres in rout of Braves

Medica's 5 hits pace Padres in rout of Braves SAN DIEGO -- Tommy Medica was walking though the San Diego Padres equipment room Friday afternoon when an unused bat caught his eye.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Everth Cabrera, Mike Minor, San Diego Padres, Major League Baseball, Tommy Medica, Atlanta Braves

USA Today

Shreds of hope in Padres' historically bad season

The rebuilding trucks have pulled up in San Diego - just like so many of the 46 years before this one.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Anthony Rizzo, Mat Latos, Chase Headley, Jesse Hahn

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