Blue Jays' Sanchez wins 10th straight

Jul 26, 2016

Blue Jays' Sanchez wins 10th straight

Aaron Sanchez keeps piling up wins. Along the way, the Toronto right-hander is piling up innings, too — which puts the Blue Jays in a predicament: How much longer can they go before moving their best starter to the bullpen? Sanchez pitched seven shutout ...

Maeda dominant as Dodgers earn third straight victory

Jul 11, 2016

Maeda dominant as Dodgers earn third straight victory

Right-hander Kenta Maeda struck out a career-high 13 as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 for their third straight victory on Sunday. The 28-year-old Maeda, who joined the Dodgers on an eight-year deal this season, recorded his first double-digit strikeout ...

After three-hit game, inimitable Ichiro one shy of tying Rose

Jun 14, 2016

After three-hit game, inimitable Ichiro one shy of tying Rose

Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-4 to raise his career hit total to 4,255 on Monday — one short of Pete Rose’s major league record of 4,256. Batting leadoff and playing right field for the Miami Marlins in a 13-4 thrashing of the San Diego Padres ...

Mariners stage wild comeback against Padres

Jun 3, 2016

Mariners stage wild comeback against Padres

The Seattle Mariners struggled to explain how they erased a 10-run deficit in just two innings to stun the San Diego Padres 16-13 Thursday night. Likewise, the Padres were practically at a loss for words at how they could take such a face-plant. “I ...

Iwakuma rides run support to win

Jun 1, 2016

Iwakuma rides run support to win

Veteran right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma allowed three home runs but picked up his fourth win of the season as the Seattle Mariners crushed the San Diego Padres 16-4 on Tuesday. The 35-year-old Iwakuma (4-4) was perfect through four innings before giving up four runs on ...

May 23, 2016

Padres under fire for gay chorus flub

The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus is criticizing the San Diego Padres for mishandling the group’s scheduled performance of the national anthem. The chorus said on its Facebook page that 100 of its members gathered to perform the song before the game Saturday against ...

Dodgers outlast Padres in epic; Maeda gets no-decision

May 23, 2016

Dodgers outlast Padres in epic; Maeda gets no-decision

It took 17 innings, nearly six hours and pretty much everyone on the roster for Yasiel Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers to beat the San Diego Padres 9-5 on Sunday. Kenta Maeda blew up after four no-hit innings and was not involved in ...

Streaking Cubs top Padres for eighth-straight victory

May 11, 2016

Streaking Cubs top Padres for eighth-straight victory

Looking quite comfortable in the middle of the order, Ben Zobrist is benefiting from the relentless approach by the Cubs’ dangerous lineup. Zobrist went 4-for-4, Addison Russell had three RBIs and Chicago beat the San Diego Padres 8-7 on Tuesday night for its eighth ...

Colon sets mark with homer in win

May 8, 2016

Colon sets mark with homer in win

Bartolo Colon turned on an inside fastball from James Shields, launching a home run that was as improbable as it was historic. Colon became the oldest player to hit his first major league home run, connecting Saturday night less than three weeks before his ...

Maeda enjoys eventful debut

Apr 7, 2016

Maeda enjoys eventful debut

So much joy and so much agony in one game. Pitcher Kenta Maeda homered in the second at-bat of his major league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and beat the Padres 7-0, making San Diego the first team in major ...

Kershaw leads Dodgers to Opening Day victory

Apr 5, 2016

Kershaw leads Dodgers to Opening Day victory

Dave Roberts took a moment to soak up the atmosphere before his first game as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Then it was time to play ball. The Dodgers did that quite well Monday, getting a brilliant seven innings from Clayton Kershaw in ...