San Diego Padres

Padres look to hand Dodgers rare series loss
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Kenta Maeda has seen plenty of the Dodgers-Padres rivalry in 2017, while Luis Perdomo will get his first taste of it this season when the pitchers face off in Sunday’s rubber match at Dodger Stadium. San Diego has a chance to hand Los Angeles its first series loss since June 5-7 against the Nationals.

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Padres extend manager Green's contract
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Padres general manager A.J. Preller announced Sunday the club has extended the contract of manager Andy Green.

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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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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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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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Asuaje making 'huge strides' defensively
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Last September, the Padres asked Carlos Asuaje to spend the offseason working on his defense — specifically his footwork — at second base. And when Carlos Asuaje is asked to work, he <i>works</i>.

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Padres embrace schedule's coming challenge
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The Padres are undoubtedly pleased with the progress they’ve made over the past two months. Following their woeful 15-30 start, they’ve been above .500 since.

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Richard has tough task against red-hot Dodgers
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The red-hot Dodgers return home from a nine-game road trip to face the Padres this weekend. Then again, the Dodgers have been red-hot since San Diego’s first trip to Los Angeles — on Opening Day.

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