San Diego Padres

Padres' early runs not enough in finale loss
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Pablo Sandoval’s journey back to the Giants’ organization wasn’t easy by any stretch. But the third baseman sent the 2017 season off in dramatic fashion Sunday, launching a walk-off home run to lift the Giants to a victory in the season finale over the Padres, 5-4.

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Perdomo looking to end season on high note
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The Giants and Padres will say goodbye to the 2017 season in the rubber game on Sunday at AT&T Park. San Francisco will send Johnny Cueto (8-8, 4.43 ERA) to the bump against Padres righty Luis Perdomo (8-11, 4.65 ERA). Perdomo’s 16 quality starts this season lead the Padres’ rotation.

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Chacin turns in a gem, but future now up in air
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The Padres want Jhoulys Chacin back in their starting rotation next season. Chacin reiterated this week that the feeling is mutual. Now, for the tricky part.

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Padres rally behind Hedges; Myers hits 30th
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Down to their final strike Saturday, the Padres came through to break a five-game losing streak. Austin Hedges roped a two-out RBI double over the head of Giants right fielder Hunter Pence to plate two runs and powering San Diego to a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Giants.

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Padres shut down as Lyles struggles
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A day before the Giants were set to say goodbye to veteran Matt Cain, Chris Stratton once again showed he’s a worthy candidate to fill Cain’s spot in next year’s rotation. The rookie right-hander turned in 6 2/3 strong innings to power the Giants to an 8-0 triumph over the Padres on Friday.

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Padres to face Cain in righty's final start
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After 2,080 2/3 regular-season innings and 330 starts in a Giants uniform, right-hander Matt Cain will get the ball one final time for Saturday’s matinee vs. the Padres, the regular season’s penultimate game.

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Tatis Jr., Morejon highlight Padres On Deck
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Padres fans will get a glimpse of their future on Saturday as several of the club’s top prospects will take the field against a group of Rangers prospects for the “Padres On Deck Game” at Petco Park where Fernando Tatis Jr. and Adrian Morejon are among those scheduled to play.

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Gore among 79 Padres prospects at instructs
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MacKenzie Gore, the Padres’ No. 1 prospect, is among several of the club’s top prospects adjusting to pro ball in instructional league.

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Inbox: Who will join Richard in '18 rotation?
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How does the Padres’ rotation figure to shake out in 2018? When can prospect Luis Urias be expected to join the big league squad? Beat reporter AJ Cassavell answers those questions and more in the Inbox.

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Lyles opens Padres' final series vs. Giants
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As members of the San Francisco Giants’ brain trust ponder how to improve their last-place club for 2018, they should rethink their approach to playing the San Diego Padres. San Diego has dominated the season series, winning 11 of 16 entering the teams’ season-ending, three-game set beginning Friday at AT&T Park. Rookie right-hander Chris Stratton […]

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Villanueva hitting himself into 2018 mix
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After eight seasons in the Minors, Christian Villanueva has announced his presence emphatically, homering four times in his first nine games entering play Wednesday night. The 26-year-old third baseman is 9-for-23 (.391) with San Diego after posting an impressive .296/.369/.528 slash line for Triple-A El Paso this season.

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Richard stung by Dodgers in final '17 start
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Yasiel Puig, Curtis Granderson and Corey Seager homered to back a gem from left-hander Rich Hill as the Dodgers rolled to a 10-0 win over the Padres on Wednesday night to tie a Los Angeles-era record with their 102nd win.

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