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Green won't rely on convention with young 'pen
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A day later, Padres manager Andy Green wouldn’t have handled his bullpen any differently than using Brad Hand in the seventh inning of Thursday’s loss. Hand, the club’s closer, gave up a grand slam to the Reds’ Joey Votto in a San Diego loss.

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Margot's exploits in center stir memories
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Even before Manuel Margot hit two home runs Friday night at Dodger Stadium, it was noted that he is the first Padres rookie center fielder to hit 10 home runs in a season.

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LIVE Color Feed: Padres vs. Dodgers
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Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.

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Margot, Renfroe rise to challenge vs. Dodgers
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Padres rookies Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe are are quick to acknowledge that the Dodgers are the team to beat in the National League West. It’s their job to change that over the next couple seasons — and they’re already doing their part.

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LIVE Color Feed: Giants vs. Nationals
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Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.

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Melancon off DL, unlikely to close initially
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Reliever Mark Melancon has been activated from the disabled list, but the Giants plan to ease their closer back into the mix.

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What to expect from McMahon in big leagues
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Ryan McMahon’s year got even better on Friday, when Colorado summoned him to the big leagues for the first time. Manager Bud Black indicated McMahon will start occasionally at first base and also provide depth at second and third base, where he has played in the Minors.

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Resurgent Hoffman opposes Marlins
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After a down July, Jeff Hoffman looks to continue his resurgent August and keep the Rockies atop the National League Wild Card standings against newly recalled Justin Nicolino and the Marlins on Saturday at Marlins Park.

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Padres Hand-cuff Dodgers after HRs set stage
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Manuel Margot slugged two game-tying home runs and Jose Pirela led off the eighth inning with a tiebreaking shot off Ross Stripling as the Padres surprised the Dodgers with a 4-3 win Friday night at Dodger Stadium.

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Margot belts two game-tying homers
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The Dodgers twice led the Padres on Friday night. Manuel Margot twice made sure the leads didn’t hold.

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Parra, Arenado homer, but bullpen falters late
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The Rockies, in the thick of the National League Wild Card race, ran into the hottest home run threat on the planet on Friday night. They weren’t able to slow Giancarlo Stanton down as he delivered yet again, knocking his MLB-leading 40th home run.

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Chacin, Padres eye another win vs. Dodgers
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Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, one of the only pitchers to beat the Dodgers in recent weeks, will toe the rubber for the Padres when they face the National League West leaders and left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu on Saturday at Dodger Stadium.

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