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Richard dominant, Myers' SBs lift SD over Phils
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Wil Myers knocked in a run, then stole one for himself Wednesday at Petco Park, sending the Padres — behind Clayton Richard’s three-hit shutout — to a 3-0 victory and their first sweep of Philadelphia since 1998.

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Shark gets nod as Giants open set vs. Phillies
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Aaron Nola has quietly been one of baseball’s best pitchers this year. The young right-hander will hope to to turn around Philadelphia’s recent woes as the Phillies and Giants open a four-game set at AT&T Park on Thursday. San Francisco will counter with Jeff Samardzija.

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Giants halt Stanton's streak, but fall in finale
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The Giants kept Giancarlo Stanton in the ballpark on Wednesday afternoon, but they weren’t able to contain Tomas Telis, who drove in three runs and scored another in the Marlins’ 8-1 victory over the Giants at Marlins Park.

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Mad-Bum, Giants withstand Stanton, Marlins
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Add Madison Bumgarner to the list of pitchers to allow a home run to Giancarlo Stanton during his remarkable home run stretch. But after Stanton extended his long-ball streak to six straight games, it was Bumgarner’s run-scoring single and Carlos Moncrief’s pinch-hit, RBI base hit that helped rally the Giants to a 9-4 victory over […]

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Wood stellar, but 15th win will have to wait
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Dodgers lefty Alex Wood likes to put his trust in his infielders, inducing ground balls and not allowing many fly balls, but he had to take a different approach on Tuesday.

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Prospect McMahon adjusting to bench role
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Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon hasn’t seen the field as much since he’s been promoted to the big leagues.

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Gray, Rockies continue NL Wild Card push
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As the Rockies continue their quest for a National League Wild Card spot, they’ll send ace Jon Gray to the mound on Wednesday against Mike Foltynewicz and the Braves.

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Rockies' offense struggling during playoff push
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The Rockies are gearing up for the stretch run toward a playoff berth, but something’s missing — runs.

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3 HRs not enough, Rox fall on costly error
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The Rockies and Braves played a close game Tuesday night at Coors Field, but an uncommon sight was the difference — a Nolan Arenado error.

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Diaz nearing a return from disabled list
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The Padres have a rotation’s worth of starters on the disabled list, but one of them is nearing a return. Right-hander Miguel Diaz tossed two scoreless innings in the Arizona Rookie League on Tuesday night, making his first rehab appearance after exiting his June 21 against Chicago with a right forearm strain.

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Homers, Lamet help Padres sink Phillies
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Cory Spangenberg had a two-run double and a homer and Hector Sanchez also went deep, backing Dinelson Lamet, who didn’t allow a hit until the fifth inning Tuesday as the Padres topped the Phillies. Rookie Jorge Alfaro broke up Lamet’s no-no with a two-run homer in the fifth inning, his first big league homer. Lamet […]

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Healthy again, Spangenberg having an impact
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Since the All-Star break, Padres infielder Cory Spangenberg is hitting .336/.413/.617 with seven home runs. Counting his lone dinger for Triple-A El Paso, Spangenberg has more homers this year (13) than any year in his life. In essence, he has become the player the Padres hoped he’d become, “and more,” said manager Andy Green.

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