The San Diego Padres are having a mercurial season.
Swept by the Giants in San Francisco last weekend, the Padres returned the favor by taking three games from the defending World Series champions at Petco Park.
Chase Headley, Nick Hundley and Alexi Amarista homered off Ryan Vogelsong to lead the Padres to a 6-4 victory Sunday. It was San Diego's first three-game sweep of the Giants since May 2010. Read More
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tim Lincecum allowed three runs on four hits Tuesday night in his first spring training start since Feb. 26. The San Francisco Giants right-hander threw two scoreless innings before being undone in his third inning of work in the San Diego Padres' 6-2 win over the Giants. Read More
Tyson Ross said it felt weird trying to strike out his friends and former teammates.It didn’t hinder his performance, though.
Ross gave up two hits and struck out three in three innings, and Yonder Alonso hit one of the San Diego Padres’ three homers in a 10-0 romp over the A’s on Monday. Read More
Two women accused of starting a fight at a baseball game that ended with an injury to a 60-year-old woman were acquitted late last week after witnesses gave muddled and conflicting accounts of what happened, according to the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. Read More
Tim Lincecum was in the Giants’ clubhouse “jumping up and down” as pinch-hitter Xavier Nady’s solo homer sailed over the fence in right-center in the ninth inning to tie a game his team would win 7-5 against the San Diego Padres. Read More
Brandon Belt hit “rock bottom” July 22 during a 4-3 extra-inning loss in Philadelphia. He struck out in the top of the 12th with no outs and a runner on second base, dropping his July batting average to .171 (12-for-70, 25 strikeouts).
After the game, Belt acknowledged that he was struggling mentally and manager Bruce Bochy replaced him with Pablo Sandoval at first base the following day. Read More
Even though the game looked more like one played in March instead of late September, San Diego Padres closer Huston Street will have pleasant memories of Sunday’s contest.
Street earned the 200th save of his career, pitching for the first time since Aug. 10, as San Diego snapped the Giants’ six-game winning streak 6-4 less than 24 hours after San Francisco danced on the same field in celebration of clinching a second division title in three seasons. Read More
The San Francisco Giants figure to rest a few regulars in Sunday's series finale against the San Diego Padres after clinching their second National League West crown in three years. It'll be a well-deserved break. Read More
Ryan Vogelsong’s Sunday afternoon began with a struggle and it never got better. Read More
The San Diego Padres have had their struggles playing against the Giants at AT&T Park. They changed their luck for one day.
Jesus Guzman hit a pair of home runs and had three RBIs, and Chase Headley also homered, lifting the Padres to a 6-3 win over the Giants on Wednesday afternoon. Read More