San Diego Padres

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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Remembering Colbert as HR is mark eclipsed
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You might say Hunter Renfroe eclipsed both one of the oldest and newest records in the Padres’ record book with his 25th homer Monday night.

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Padres' 2018 rotation remains an unknown
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When the 2018 season begins, there’s a chance the Padres’ rotation could look very similar to the version that finished the ’17 campaign. There’s also a chance it looks very different.

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Richard draws Dodgers in final start of season
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Rich Hill squares off with the Padres’ Clayton Richard in a battle of lefties on Wednesday as the Dodgers’ march toward clinching the Major Leagues’ best record continues in their regular-season Dodger Stadium finale.

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Padres outslugged at Dodger Stadium
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Yasmani Grandal, Adrian Gonzalez and Corey Seager each went deep as the Dodgers secured home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs with a 9-2 victory over the Padres on Tuesday night.

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Renfroe sets Padres' rookie homer record
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No one has ever questioned Hunter Renfroe’s prodigious power. On Tuesday night, the rookie right fielder used that power to secure himself a place in the Padres’ record books.

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Capps set for surgery, eyes Spring Training
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Padres right-hander Carter Capps appears to be headed for offseason surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome. The club is hopeful he will be fully recovered by Spring Training.

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McGwire congratulates Judge
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Like much of the baseball world, Mark McGwire found himself glued to Aaron Judge’s at-bats over the past few weeks. Never mind that it was McGwire’s 30-year-old rookie home run record that the Yankees phenom had in his sights. The former slugger and current Padres bench coach was pulling for Judge, just the same.

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Lamet draws Dodgers in final start of season
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The National League West champion Dodgers will continue their march toward home-field advantage throughout the postseason when they face the Padres on Tuesday in Los Angeles. L.A. can lock up home-field advantage in the NL playoffs with a win and a Washington loss.

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Padres cooled off by Darvish in LA
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For the first time in 43 years, the Dodgers are a 100-win ballclub, and the complete performance they turned in Monday night — a 9-3 throttling of the San Diego Padres — went a long way toward showing how they got there.

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