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 ...

Inaugural Tony Gwynn Classic set

Feb 26, 2016

Inaugural Tony Gwynn Classic set

In life, Tony Gwynn was honored with a plaque in Cooperstown and by having his name adorn a sweet little ballpark at San Diego State. Nearly two years after he died, the Hall of Famer will be remembered in perhaps the most appropriate way. ...

Padres hire former MLB star Nomo

Feb 12, 2016

Padres hire former MLB star Nomo

The San Diego Padres on Thursday announced the hire of former major league pitcher Hideo Nomo as an adviser for baseball operations. The 47-year-old Japanese baseball Hall-of-Famer, who in 1995 became Japan’s first big leaguer in 30 years and pioneered an era that has ...

Gibson pleased to see Upton land in Detroit

Jan 24, 2016

Gibson pleased to see Upton land in Detroit

Kirk Gibson and Justin Upton are being reunited — sort of. Gibson, who managed Upton in Arizona, is now doing some broadcasting for Fox Sports Detroit. The Tigers recently agreed to a $132.75 million, six-year deal with Upton, to bring one of the offseason’s ...

Jan 7, 2016

Hanshin signs former Padres pitcher Mateo

The Hanshin Tigers have acquired right-hander Marcos Mateo, the Central League club announced Thursday. The 188-cm Dominican, has signed a one-year deal for ¥75 million ($638,000). He was 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA in 26 games for the San Diego Padres last season. Mateo ...